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San Jose Back Pain Benefits from Hamstring Stretching and Flexibility

Knees, hips, spine and hamstrings are all linked. When one hurts the others must compensate for this. For San Jose back pain patients wanting to relieve and prevent back pain, it’s even more critical to be certain to strengthen everything. Starting with the hamstrings is appropriate as their strength and flexibility is linked to all the rest.

BENEFITS OF HAMSTRING FLEXIBILITY

Bending over to get car keys off the floor is no easy task. Chiropractors warn about the bending, lifting and twisting motions! Bending needs hamstring, knee, hip, and spine assistance. They each need to be independently in great shape. They must work together like clockwork. New research stated how hamstring stretching exercises significantly compounded the range of motion of active knee extension. Further, hip flexion was significantly enhanced by hamstring stretching while lumbar flexion and lumbar spine/hip flexion ratio dropped while doing repetitive stoop lifting or daily activities. (1) Having flexible hamstrings and hip flexors protect the spine while flexing which is beneficial to San Jose back pain sufferers.

HOW BEST TO STRETCH HAMSTRINGS

What is the best way to stretch hamstrings and hip flexors? For healthy young adults, static stretching was shown 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 Chiropractic Solutions, 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 equally effective to attain 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) See how everything is connected? Chiropractic Solutions does!

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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 put into action The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management protocols to deliver a pain-relieving treatment plan.

Schedule your next San Jose chiropractic visit with Chiropractic Solutions.  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.

 
Chiropractic Solutions promotes back pain patients to stretch hamstrings for length, range of motion and flexibility to support the spine. 
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