Hips and knees and hamstrings
and spines are all connected. When one is
dmamaged the others must compensate for this. For Ashburn back pain patients who want
relief of their back pain, it’s even
more critical to be sure to strengthen everything.
Starting with the hamstrings is appropriate as their strength and flexibility is tied to all the rest.
BENEFITS OF HAMSTRING FLEXIBILITY
Bending over to retrieve 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 must be individually in great shape. They must work together like clockwork. New
research described how hamstring stretching exercises
significantly increased 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 during recurring
stoop lifting or daily activities. (1) Having flexible hamstrings and hip
flexors safeguard the spine while flexing which is
beneficial to Ashburn 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 found
in a 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 Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn, doing it in the proper way is important.
Stretching is always important. 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 resulted
in increased hip range of motion and lumbar rotation range
of motion during hip extension. (5) See how everything
is connected? Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn does!
CONTACT Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn
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 instigates not only spine pain but hip pain and
groin pain,too. She used The Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management protocols to deliver a pain-relieving
Schedule your next Ashburn chiropractic appointment
with Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn. We’ll
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.