As far as tightness goes for one specific muscle, the answer is hamstrings. Always keep in mind that the whole body works together and everything attaches. The calves attach to the hamstrings, the hamstring muscles to the gluteus muscles, and the gluts to the lower back.
Keeping the leg muscles loose is extremely helpful in restoring the low back’s function. The hamstrings are one of the biggest and most powerful muscles in the body. Stretching them on a regular basis will help your back. And now you know; if you are suffering from back pain, chances are you have some tightness in your hamstrings.
Picture Source: Meet the quadratus lumborum
Additional Reading Resources
- What Are The Best Exercises if You Have a Herniated Disc?
- Why is back Pain So Common?
- Back Pain When Standing
- Alternative to Back Surgery
- The Muscle Experiment- Bodyweight Training Program That Shows How To Build Pounds Of Massive Muscle without weights
The Glastonbury Chiropractor is located in central Connecticut- CT Spine and Disc Center specializes in patients who suffer from sciatica, disc degeneration, bulging disc or herniated disc in the lumbar spine. Call our chiropractic office at 860-633-8756 to schedule an appointment and to see if you are a candidate for non surgical spinal decompression