Hips and knees and hamstrings
and spines are all connected. When one is
dmamaged the others have to pick up
the slack. For Paramus back pain patients who want
relief of their back pain, it is even
more critical to be certain 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 get something off the ground is no easy task. Chiropractors warn about the bending, lifting and twisting motions! Bending requires
hamstring, knee, hip, and spine assistance. They each must be independently in great shape. They must work together efficiently. New
research stated how hamstring stretching exercises
significantly compounded 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 recurring
stoop lifting or daily activities. (1) Having flexible hamstrings and hip
flexors protect the spine while flexing which is
beneficial to Paramus 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 shown
in a study to be effective in increasing
hamstring flexibility. (2) Static and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation
(PNF) stretching are both effective at increasing hip flexion range
of motion. (3) To Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center, doing it in the proper way is important.
Stretching is always important. Further, 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 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 it all
is connected? Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center does!
CONTACT Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center
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,too. She utilized The Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management protocols to deliver a pain-relieving
Schedule your next Paramus chiropractic appointment
with Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center. We’ll
help you find a path to flexible, lengthened hamstrings that
supports the knee, hip, and spine so you can pick up
anything off the ground that you need.