Hips and knees and hamstrings
and spines are all connected. When one hurts the others have to pick up
the slack. For Oxford back pain patients wanting to relieve and prevent back pain, it’s extra important to be certain to strengthen everything.
Beginning with the hamstrings is a great place as their strength and flexibility is linked 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 participation. They each need
to be independently in terrific shape. They need to work together efficiently. New
research described how hamstring stretching exercises
significantly improved 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 protect the spine while flexing which is
helpful to Oxford back pain sufferers.
HOW BEST TO STRETCH HAMSTRINGS
How best to stretch hamstrings
and hip flexors? For healthy young adults, static stretching was shown
in one study to be successful in increasing
hamstring flexibility. (2) Static and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation
(PNF) stretching are both effective at enhancing hip flexion range
of motion. (3) To Satterwhite Chiropractic, doing it in the proper way is key.
Stretching is always key. Further, 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 for 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) Notice how it all
is linked? Satterwhite Chiropractic does!
CONTACT Satterwhite Chiropractic
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 as well. She put into action The Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management protocols to deliver a pain-relieving
Schedule your next Oxford chiropractic visit
with Satterwhite Chiropractic. 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 floor that you need.