The hamstrings, a group of three muscles located in the back of the thigh, can contribute to lower back pain. So keeping the hamstrings properly stretched and limber is a good formula for relief of lower back pain or sciatica pain, which tends to run down one side of a leg.
A regular routine of hamstring stretching eases tightness that generates stress on the low back. The hamstrings run from the pelvis down to the knee. They give you the ability to bend the knee and extend the hip.
Typically, daily physical activity rarely stretches the hamstrings. Stretching exercises are needed to keep them healthy and extended. When doing any type of hamstring stretch, avoid bouncing and enter a stretch gently. Hold the stretch for 10 seconds to start, increasing gradually to 30 seconds.