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Manahawkin Back Pain Benefits from Hamstring Stretching and Flexibility

Knees, hips, spine and hamstrings are all linked. When one has an issue the others have to pick up the slack. For Manahawkin back pain patients who want relief of their back pain, it’s even more critical 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 pick up a shoe 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 independently in terrific shape. They must work together efficiently. New research described 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 Manahawkin back pain sufferers.

HOW BEST TO STRETCH HAMSTRINGS

How best to stretch hamstrings and hip flexors? For healthy young adults, static stretching was found in a study to be effective in improving hamstring flexibility. (2) Static and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) stretching are both effective at increasing hip flexion range of motion. (3) To Manahawkin Chiropractic Center, doing it in the proper way is key.  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 both produced enhanced hip range of motion and lumbar rotation range of motion during hip extension. (5) See how it all is connected? Manahawkin Chiropractic Center 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 as well. She utilized The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management protocols to help this back pain patient find relief.

Schedule your next Manahawkin chiropractic appointment with Manahawkin Chiropractic Center.  We will help you discover 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.

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