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Ashburn Back Pain Benefits from Hamstring Stretching and Flexibility

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!

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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 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 treatment plan.

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.

 
Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn encourages back pain patients to stretch hamstrings for length, range of motion and flexibility to support the spine. 
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