These sciatica exercises will help relieve sciatica pain, which can range from mildly annoying to downright debilitating.
What Is Sciatica Pain?
Sciatica is pain that can travel along the sciatica nerve from your hip all the way down to your heel.
It is the longest nerve in your body and, if irritated, can cause numbness, tingling and/or pain down the back of your leg. It generally affects only one leg.
There are a number of possible sciatica causes:
- A herniated disc
- Bone spur or arthritis
- Spinal stenosis
- Tight piriformis, hamstrings, quads, or calves (try these stretches to help)
- Prolonged sitting, and more
Whatever the cause, it can be painful and frustrating.
Why Do Sciatica Exercises?
Most sciatica pain will resolve within a few days or a week, especially if you are diligently doing your sciatica exercises.
If not, or if the pain becomes intense, it may be time for a visit to the doctor to attack the underlying cause.
In the meantime, try some of these exercises and stretches throughout your day to see if you can ease some of that pain, and work on them consistently several times per week.
I hope with the help of these exercises you will find some sciatica pain relief.