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EBullins
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   Posted 12/4/2009 1:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello to all,
When stretching and you feel pain in an area other than the muscle that you are stretching, do you back off immediately or do you continue the stretch to range of motion? Example: stretching hamstrings and getting pain in upper back, either spasm or trigger point pain.
Thanks for any input!!!

Elizabeth
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Sherrine
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   Posted 12/4/2009 4:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Be sure so start out slowly.  There are some easy gentle stretching exercises in Fibro 101...the second thread on the forum.  If that feels fine, then you can stretch more.  I do feel muscles in my back when I do some stretches.  I don't stretch to the point that I'm in real pain.  That' not good.  But I do feel it and I think that is good.  You have to keep the muscles as flexible as possible.  The more frequently you do the stretching exercises, the looser you should become.  I hope this makes sense to you! 
 
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Marlee2
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   Posted 12/4/2009 5:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Elizabeth and welcome. Our bodies are weird, for instance I had a therapist push on the top of my head and I felt pain in the lower back. I have both fibro and myofascial pain syndrome with lots of knots in the muscles all over my body. My muscles feel about two sizes too small for my body so stretching is a must for me and my body begs for it. But I never push beyond what feels good I guess I would say.
 
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WhiteChocChip
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   Posted 12/4/2009 5:59 PM (GMT -7)   
I tend to hold it at the point where it becomes painful, then relax and then stretch again.

EBullins
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   Posted 12/5/2009 8:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for your input to all who responded!!!!

Elizabeth
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Dagger
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   Posted 12/5/2009 10:39 PM (GMT -7)   
It really depends on how I'm stretching and where it hurts. I usually stop and adjust my body a bit and try it again. I've been doing yoga for quite a few years now and have found that when something hurts while stretching, a small adjustment of the muscles or the angle usually fixes the problem. I then work a bit on the area that hurts. Sometimes it helps, sometimes it doesn't.
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