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!
CONTACT Chiropractic Solutions
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
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.