Back pain specialist in Solihull considers that tight hamstrings are a cause of many back pain problems. If you have tight or shortened hamstrings you are at risk of overloading your lumbar spine and developing back pain from bulging discs, trapped nerve, muscular strain or spinal ligament sprains.
Solihull physiotherapist and osteopath John Williams has noticed many of his patients who arrive at the Solihull Back Pain Clinic complaining of back pain have shortened hamstrings.
When you forward bend the tight hamstrings will limit your movement and the remainder of the flexion has to be provided by your lower lumbar spine which acts like a pivot. Much load and stress is put on the lower lumbar discs which can result in a disc bulge or prolapsed disc. The disc in turn may press against your sciatic nerve giving you trapped nerve symptoms such as sciatica.
A special stretching routine is required to lengthen your hamstrings as many people will testify they have stretched for years with little effect. Developmental progressive stretches are required which can be demonstrated at the Atlas Pain Relief Centre clinic in Solihull.
Atlas are back pain specialists and have a unique treatment for sacroiliac joint pain that works. Visit the website www.solihullbackpainclinic.co.uk or telephone 0121 709 5222 for an appointment