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How will stretching my hamstrings help with lower back pain?

How will stretching my hamstrings help with lower back pain?

Connected to back: The hamstrings are connected to your pelvis, which is connected to your back. As a result, tight hamstrings pull on your back, causing low back pain. Keeping them stretched and limber can often provide significant relief. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Low Back Pain (Definition)

Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more


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How can stretching my hamstrings help with lower back pain?

How can  stretching my hamstrings help with lower back pain?

Tight Hammies: Understand there is a complex relationship between the normal curvatures of the spine, and the rotation of your pelvis. When hamstrings are tight, this reverses these curves slightly, changing the way your spine bears weight. Loosen up these hamstrings, and the spine/pelvis can be free to accommodate the normal balance of your spine. ...Read more

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Lower back pain - feels like pain in legs and hamstring - pretty gassy and hurts to fart what couldit be?

Lower back pain - feels like pain in legs and hamstring - pretty gassy and hurts to fart what couldit be?

Proctitis?: some infection in rectum , avoid dairy, fried food and meat .if symptoms persist consult your doc. ...Read more

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What causes referred pain? How does the doctor differentiate the source of lower back pain when it affects the hips glutes and hamstring?

What causes referred pain? How does the doctor differentiate the source of lower back pain when it affects the hips glutes and hamstring?

Evaluation: your physician will do it at an evaluation and see if there are neurologic reasons, vascular reasons, muscle reasons and other reasons related to your musculoskeletal status. You may need imaging and laboratory studies after the history and physical. ...Read more

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When evaluating lower back pain, can radicular pain on left affect right butt, hip & hamstring when there is a problem with L4, L5 and sacrum?

When evaluating lower back pain, can radicular pain on left affect right butt, hip & hamstring when there is a problem with L4, L5 and sacrum?

Left Radicular Pain: Left side radicular symptoms won't cause right side symptoms. Radicular implies that specific nerves are involved (example: left L5 and S1 radicular symptoms can cause side of the left leg and back of left leg pain-sometimes all the way into the left foot.). You have the same set of nerves on the opposite (right) side which could cause the same symptoms-depends on what that path is at L4/5 & L5/S1 ...Read more

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Can stretching my hamstrings one at a time get rid of my low back pain?

Can stretching my hamstrings one at a time get rid of my low back pain?

Stretching helps: Hamstrings run from the back of each thigh and can limit the motion of the pelvis when tightened. By stretching them you can lengthen the muscle again and relieve the stress felt on the low back. Take a look at the article below for a few options for stretching your hamstrings. http://www.spine-health.com/wellness/exercise/specific-hamstring-stretches-back-pain-relief. ...Read more

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What stretching exercises can I do o help lower back pain?

Core exercises: Non-impact exercises such as stretching, bicycling, elliptical machine, and swimming can be helpful. Avoid impact activities such as running. Strengthening of the core muscles can be very helpful as well. ...Read more

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Played hockey. Increased lower back pain during game. Following day cannot bend over. Suggestions other than rest and stretching?

Played hockey. Increased lower back pain during game.  Following day cannot bend over.  Suggestions other than rest and stretching?

First, try to see : If you are have good flexibility to begin with then consider more core strengthening. Try heat via heating pad or hot tub. If no response, you can try taking some otc medication if no contraindications when you play. If no help, then seek evaluation by a physician. If overweight, try to trim down and if smoking, stop. If you are not a flexible person then you need to work on this as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

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