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!
CONTACT Manahawkin Chiropractic Center
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.