Vancouver Back Pain Benefits from Hamstring Stretching and Flexibility

Hips and knees and hamstrings and spines are all connected. When one hurts the others have to pick up the slack. For Vancouver back pain patients wanting to relieve and prevent back pain, it’s extra critical to be certain 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 terrific shape. They need to work together efficiently. New research stated how hamstring stretching exercises significantly increased the range of motion of active knee extension. Additionally, hip flexion was significantly increased 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 Vancouver 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 one study to be effective in increasing hamstring flexibility. (2) Static and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) stretching are both effective at increasing hip flexion range of motion. (3) To Vancouver Spine Care Centre, doing it in the proper way is important.  Stretching is always important.  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 equally effective to attain this goal. (4) Hip flexibility after exercise interventions with stretching and/or core endurance resulted in enhanced hip range of motion and lumbar rotation range of motion during hip extension. (5) See how it all is linked? Vancouver Spine Care Centre 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 Vancouver chiropractic appointment with Vancouver Spine Care Centre.  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 ground that you need.

 
Vancouver Spine Care Centre promotes back pain patients to stretch hamstrings for length, range of motion and flexibility to support the spine. 
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