Hips and knees and hamstrings
and spines are all linked. When one has an issue the others have to compensate for this. For Sandy Springs back pain patients who want
relief of their back pain, it is even
more critical to be sure to strengthen everything.
Beginning with the hamstrings is a great place as their strength and flexibility is tied to all the rest.
BENEFITS OF HAMSTRING FLEXIBILITY
Bending over to retrieve something off the floor is no easy task. Chiropractors warn about the bending, lifting and twisting motions! Bending needs
hamstring, knee, hip, and spine participation. They each must be individually in great shape. They need to work together efficiently. New
research described how hamstring stretching exercises
significantly compounded the range of motion of active
knee extension. Further, hip flexion was significantly increased
by hamstring stretching while lumbar flexion and lumbar spine/hip flexion ratio
decreased while doing recurring
stoop lifting or daily activities. (1) Having flexible hamstrings and hip
flexors protect the spine while flexing which is
beneficial to Sandy Springs back pain sufferers.
HOW BEST TO STRETCH HAMSTRINGS
What is the best way to stretch hamstrings
and hip flexors? In healthy young adults, static stretching was found
in one study to be successful in improving
hamstring flexibility. (2) Static and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation
(PNF) stretching are both effective at enhancing hip flexion range
of motion. (3) To Cross Chiropractic Center, doing it in the proper way is important.
Stretching is always important. Also, the goals of hamstring
stretching are to lengthen the hamstring muscle and 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 resulted
in increased hip range of motion and lumbar rotation range
of motion during hip extension. (5) See how it all
is connected? Cross Chiropractic Center does!
CONTACT Cross Chiropractic Center
Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Jasmine Hornberger on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson as she presents a patient with spinal
stenosis that brings on not only spine pain but hip pain and
groin pain,too. She used The Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management protocols to help this back pain patient find relief.
Schedule your next Sandy Springs chiropractic visit
with Cross Chiropractic Center. We will
help you find 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.