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!
CONTACT Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.
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
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.