Baton Rouge Back Pain Benefits from Hamstring Stretching and Flexibility

Knees, hips, spine and hamstrings are all linked. When one is dmamaged the others have to compensate for this. For Baton Rouge back pain patients who want relief of their back pain, it is extra critical to be sure to strengthen everything. Beginning with the hamstrings is a great place as their strength and flexibility is linked to all the rest.

BENEFITS OF HAMSTRING FLEXIBILITY

Bending over to retrieve car keys off the ground is no easy task. Chiropractors warn about the bending, lifting and twisting motions! Bending requires hamstring, knee, hip, and spine participation. They each must be independently in great shape. They need to work together efficiently. New research stated how hamstring stretching exercises significantly compounded the range of motion of active knee extension. Additionally, hip flexion was significantly enhanced by hamstring stretching while lumbar flexion and lumbar spine/hip flexion ratio dropped while doing recurring stoop lifting or daily activities. (1) Having flexible hamstrings and hip flexors safeguard the spine while flexing which is helpful to Baton Rouge back pain sufferers.

HOW BEST TO STRETCH HAMSTRINGS

How best to stretch hamstrings and hip flexors? In healthy young adults, static stretching was shown in one study to be effective in improving hamstring flexibility. (2) Static and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) stretching are both effective at enhancing hip flexion range of motion. (3) To Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation, doing it in the proper way is important.  Stretching is always key.  Further, the goals of hamstring stretching are to lengthen the hamstring muscle as well as its lumbar flexion range of motion. Seated and standing hamstring stretching with knee extension are similarly effective for this goal. (4) Hip flexibility after exercise interventions with stretching and/or core endurance both produced enhanced hip range of motion and lumbar rotation range of motion during hip extension. (5) Notice how everything is linked? Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation does!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Jasmine Hornberger on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as she describes a patient with spinal stenosis that brings on not only spine pain but hip pain and groin pain,too. She utilized The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management protocols to help this back pain patient find relief.

Schedule your next Baton Rouge chiropractic visit with Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation.  We’ll help you discover a path to flexible, lengthened hamstrings that supports the knee, hip, and spine so you can pick up anything off the floor that you need.

 
Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation encourages back pain patients to stretch hamstrings for length, range of motion and flexibility to support the spine. 
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