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Do hamstring stretch exercises help back pain?

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: Frequently

The hamstring muscles insert directly on the bottom of the pelvis called the ischial tuberosities.
The degree of hamstring tightness directly influences the curve of the lower lumbar spine. Tight hamstrings flatten out the normal curvature which tends to cause poor weight bearing characteristics in the lumbar spine. Stretching the hamstrings is an important part of back exercises.

In brief: Frequently

The hamstring muscles insert directly on the bottom of the pelvis called the ischial tuberosities.
The degree of hamstring tightness directly influences the curve of the lower lumbar spine. Tight hamstrings flatten out the normal curvature which tends to cause poor weight bearing characteristics in the lumbar spine. Stretching the hamstrings is an important part of back exercises.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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