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Malverne Back Pain Benefits from Hamstring Stretching and Flexibility

Hips and knees and hamstrings and spines are all linked. When one is dmamaged the others must compensate for this. For Malverne back pain patients who want relief of their back pain, it is extra 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 car keys off the floor 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 need to work together like clockwork. New research stated how hamstring stretching exercises significantly compounded the range of motion of active knee extension. Additionally, hip flexion was significantly enhanced by hamstring stretching while lumbar flexion and lumbar spine/hip flexion ratio decreased while doing recurring stoop lifting or daily activities. (1) Having flexible hamstrings and hip flexors protect the spine while flexing which is helpful to Malverne back pain sufferers.

HOW BEST TO STRETCH HAMSTRINGS

What is the best way to stretch hamstrings and hip flexors? In healthy young adults, static stretching was found in a study to be successful in increasing hamstring flexibility. (2) Static and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) stretching are both effective at increasing hip flexion range of motion. (3) To Malverne Health & Wellness, doing it in the proper way is important.  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 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? Malverne Health & Wellness 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 utilized The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management protocols to deliver a pain-relieving treatment plan.

Schedule your next Malverne chiropractic appointment with Malverne Health & Wellness.  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.

 
Malverne Health & Wellness encourages back pain patients to stretch hamstrings for length, range of motion and flexibility to support the spine. 
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