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How can stretching my hamstrings help with lower back pain?

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Dr. Douglas Linville II
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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