Knees, hips, spine and hamstrings are all connected. When one hurts the others must compensate for this. For Pensacola back pain patients wanting to relieve and prevent back pain, it is even
more important 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 pick up a shoe off the ground is no easy task. Chiropractors warn about the bending, lifting and twisting motions! Bending involves
hamstring, knee, hip, and spine assistance. They each need
to be individually in great shape. They must work together efficiently. New
research described how hamstring stretching exercises
significantly improved 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
decreased while doing repetitive
stoop lifting or daily activities. (1) Having flexible hamstrings and hip
flexors safeguard the spine while flexing which is
helpful to Pensacola back pain sufferers.
HOW BEST TO STRETCH HAMSTRINGS
How best to stretch hamstrings
and hip flexors? For healthy young adults, static stretching was found
in a study to be successful in improving
hamstring flexibility. (2) Static and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation
(PNF) stretching are both effective at increasing hip flexion range
of motion. (3) To Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center, doing it in the proper way is key.
Stretching is always key. Also, 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 resulted
in increased hip range of motion and lumbar rotation range
of motion during hip extension. (5) See how it all
is linked? Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center does!
CONTACT Pensacola Spinal Rehab 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 as well. She utilized The Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management protocols to help this back pain patient find relief.
Schedule your next Pensacola chiropractic appointment
with Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center. We’ll
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.