Runners Lunge for Low Back Pain

Video by Dr. Justin Thompson

As a Chiropractor in St. Louis Park, one of the most common issues I treat is Low Back Pain. The Runner’s Lunge stretch, a simple yet powerful exercise that could be the key to alleviating your low back pain or stiffness. This dynamic stretch primarily targets the hip flexors, quadriceps, and hamstrings, promoting flexibility and mobility in the lower body. As you sink into the lunge position, not only do you engage these crucial muscle groups, but you also encourage proper alignment of the spine. The stretch effectively counters the tightness that often contributes to low back discomfort, providing relief to those who spend long hours sitting or engaging in repetitive activities. Attached below is a research publication that displays the proven benefits of incorporating hip flexor stretching on performance. Even if you are not an athlete, these benefits can still be positive additions to your everyday life! Movement is life, remember! Incorporating the Runner’s Lunge into your routine can lead to improved posture, reduced muscle tension, and ultimately, a happier, healthier back. Say goodbye to those persistent aches and hello to a more flexible, pain-free you!

Research Referenced

Konrad A, Močnik R, Titze S, Nakamura M, Tilp M. The Influence of Stretching the Hip Flexor Muscles on Performance Parameters. A Systematic Review with Meta-Analysis. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 Feb 17;18(4):1936. doi: 10.3390/ijerph18041936. PMID: 33671271; PMCID: PMC7922112

Our Message

When you are looking for a Chiropractor near you that you can trust, choose one who will not only get rid of your back pain, neck pain, or headaches but who will also guide you to living a healthier lifestyle to keep you out of pain. Our St. Louis Park Chiropractors located in the West End, near the corner of MN-100 S & Lake Rd./Westside Dr., are here to teach you that taking care of your mental health and getting the proper nutrients are just as important as the chiropractic adjustment to stay healthy, lower inflammation and limit pain.