Hamstrings

Recent articles on Hamstrings:
Hamstring Exercises for Low Back Pain Relief Video

Exercises and stretches for the hamstring muscles are designed to bring relief for lower back pain, since tight hamstrings put pressure on the low back and the surrounding structures. These hamstring exercises can become part of a normal routine and don’t require any special equipment.
One of the most important stretches someone with low back pain should be performing is a hamstring stretch. When your hamstrings are tight, it places a lot of stress on your low back, leading to more pain and can actually cause more difficulty for you. One of the easiest ways to stretch this is lying on your back. Again, the opposite leg should be flat. Bring your knee toward your chest and straighten out your knee and try to push the bottom of your foot up towards the ceiling. Then rest and repeat. This should be performed on each side. Watch the video describing hamstring exercises for low back pain relief.
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Hamstring Stretching Exercises for Sciatica Pain Relief

Most low back pain and sciatica problems will benefit from a regular routine of hamstring stretching. Tightness in the hamstrings places increased stress on the low back and often aggravates or even causes some of the conditions that lead to low back pain and/or sciatica pain.
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