Knees, hips, spine and hamstrings are all connected. When one hurts the others must compensate for this. For Manchester back pain patients wanting to relieve and prevent back pain, it is even
more 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 something off the ground 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 terrific shape. They need to work together efficiently. New
research stated how hamstring stretching exercises
significantly improved 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 during repetitive
stoop lifting or daily activities. (1) Having flexible hamstrings and hip
flexors safeguard the spine while flexing which is
beneficial to Manchester 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 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 Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries, doing it in the proper way is important.
Stretching is always key. Also, the goals of hamstring
stretching are to lengthen the hamstring muscle and 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 resulted
in increased hip range of motion and lumbar rotation range
of motion during hip extension. (5) See how it all
is linked? Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries does!
CONTACT Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries
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,too. She utilized The Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management protocols to deliver a pain-relieving
Schedule your next Manchester chiropractic appointment
with Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries. We will
help you discover a path to flexible, lengthened hamstrings that
supports the knee, hip, and spine so you can retrieve
anything off the ground that you need.