Call us to set up an appointment! 514-273-7881

Montreal Back Pain Benefits from Hamstring Stretching and Flexibility

Hips and knees and hamstrings and spines are all connected. When one is dmamaged the others have to compensate for this. For Montreal back pain patients who want relief of their back pain, it’s extra critical 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 retrieve car keys off the ground is no easy task. Chiropractors warn about the bending, lifting and twisting motions! Bending involves hamstring, knee, hip, and spine participation. They each must be independently in terrific shape. They need to work together efficiently. New research stated how hamstring stretching exercises significantly increased 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 Montreal 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 one 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 Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic, doing it in the proper way is key.  Stretching is always key.  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 similarly effective for 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 everything is linked? Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic does!

CONTACT Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic

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 help this back pain patient find relief.

Schedule your next Montreal chiropractic visit with Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic.  We will help you find a path to flexible, lengthened hamstrings that supports the knee, hip, and spine so you can retrieve anything off the ground that you need.

 
Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic encourages back pain patients to stretch hamstrings for length, range of motion and flexibility to support the spine. 
« 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."