Hype on Tight Hamstrings: How your Legs can Create Back Pain
Tight hamstrings are little thought of when it comes to back pain
But they are one of the most important factors that should be accounted for when determining the origin of your lower back pain. These are large muscles in the back of the thighs which tend to become tight through lack of exercise, stretching and sedentary lifestyles. Seated posture, even good seated posture, still contributes to tightness in the hamstrings which then creates a pull on the network of muscles in the lumbar portion of the spine. The problem then perpetuates itself because people with low back pain are more likely to develop tight hamstrings.
The relationship between tight hamstrings and low back pain
Tight hamstrings add to the problem further by restricting motion in the pelvis; the movement is then activated by the muscles of the lower back. With the level of stress increased on an already beleaguered region, its a recipe for instability and back pain that can be hard to identify.
Unwind your tight hamstrings to find pain relief in the lower back
At Family Chiropractic & Natural Healing Center, we have a plant to unwind tight hamstrings and therefore make significant inroads toward relieving pain in the lower back. Muscles tighten and atrophy due to lack of use, so we begin by targeting muscles that have been neglected in order to get them moving. We can show you specific stretches for tight hamstrings that can help you find relief from back pain. Give our office in Milpitas a call to schedule an appointment today.
Dr. Gregory Lind, D.C.