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Auburn Back Pain Benefits from Hamstring Stretching and Flexibility

Hips and knees and hamstrings and spines are all connected. When one is weak the others have to compensate for this. For Auburn back pain patients wanting to relieve and prevent back pain, it is even more important to be certain to strengthen everything. Starting with the hamstrings is appropriate as their strength and flexibility is tied to all the rest.

BENEFITS OF HAMSTRING FLEXIBILITY

Bending over to get something off the floor is no easy task. Chiropractors warn about the bending, lifting and twisting motions! Bending requires hamstring, knee, hip, and spine participation. They each need to be individually in great shape. They must work together like clockwork. New research described how hamstring stretching exercises significantly increased 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 dropped during repetitive stoop lifting or daily activities. (1) Having flexible hamstrings and hip flexors safeguard the spine while flexing which is beneficial to Auburn 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 a study to be effective in improving hamstring flexibility. (2) Static and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) stretching are both effective at increasing hip flexion range of motion. (3) To Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C., doing it in the proper way is important.  Stretching is always important.  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 to attain this goal. (4) Hip flexibility after exercise interventions with stretching and/or core endurance both produced increased hip range of motion and lumbar rotation range of motion during hip extension. (5) Notice how everything is connected? Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. 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 as well. She put into action The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management protocols to deliver a pain-relieving treatment plan.

Schedule your next Auburn chiropractic appointment with Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C..  We will help you find a path to flexible, lengthened hamstrings that supports the knee, hip, and spine so you can get anything off the ground that you need.

 
Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. promotes back pain patients to stretch hamstrings for length, range of motion and flexibility to support the spine. 
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