Fort Wayne Back Pain Benefits from Hamstring Stretching and Flexibility11/03/2020Knees, hips, spine and hamstrings are all connected. When one is weak the others must pick up the slack. For Fort Wayne back pain patients wanting to relieve and prevent back pain, it’s extra important to be sure 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 floor is no easy task. Chiropractors warn about the bending, lifting and twisting motions! Bending requires hamstring, knee, hip, and spine participation. They each need to be independently in terrific shape. They must work together like clockwork. New research stated how hamstring stretching exercises significantly compounded the range of motion of active knee extension. Further, hip flexion was significantly increased by hamstring stretching while lumbar flexion and lumbar spine/hip flexion ratio dropped while doing recurring stoop lifting or daily activities. (1) Having flexible hamstrings and hip flexors safeguard the spine while flexing which is beneficial to Fort Wayne 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 shown in one study to be successful in improving hamstring flexibility. (2) Static and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) stretching are both effective at increasing hip flexion range of motion. (3) To Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC, doing it in the proper way is important. Stretching is always important. Also, 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 to attain this goal. (4) Hip flexibility after exercise interventions with stretching and/or core endurance both produced increased hip range of motion and lumbar rotation range of motion during hip extension. (5) See how everything is connected? Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC does! CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC 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 instigates 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 treatment plan. Schedule your next Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment with Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC. We will 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. « View All Featured Exercises"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page."