Stretches to Relieve Sciatica Pain

  posted by: Gretchen

 

 

stretches for sciatica painHave you experienced unbearable pain and weakness in the lower back, hip, and legs?  There’s a big chance that you are suffering from sciatica pain.

What is Sciatica Pain ?

It is a condition in which the sciatic nerves in the body get inflamed.  These nerves are found at the lower spine to the buttocks area, back of the legs, and the feet.

What are the Symptoms of Sciatica Pain?

  • Burning sensation to a shooting pain that starts from the lower back, buttocks area, back of legs, and feet
  • Weakness
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Normally, it affects only one side.

What Causes ?

It is caused by inflammation or compression of the sciatic nerve in the lower spine.  It can also be caused by damage to nerve roots.  The most common cause is lumbar herniated disc.

Treatment

  • In relieving the pain, it is important to treat the causes it.  You can take anti-inflammatory medication or try herbal medicines.
  • Exercising can increase circulation and can promote healing.  Below are some of the stretching exercises that can be done to relieve sciatica pain.

Stretching Exercises for Sciatica Pain Relief

  • Stretch hamstring muscles.  These are the muscles that are found at the back portion of the thigh.
  • To perform the hamstring stretch you have to lie on your back.  This is good for those who suffer from back pain.  If you do it this way least stress is laid over the back and other parts of the body.
  • You can also do hamstring exercise while sitting.  Simply stretch you hamstring muscles but this is more stressful.
  • There’s also another way of doing it and it is called practical point stretching of the hamstring.  The position of the exercise is kept steady for about 30 seconds.

Prior to doing any of these exercises, you have to consult the doctor to see if you can do these, especially during pregnancy.  This is to avoid further complications like the occurrence of injury.  These are some things that can help you treat your condition.

 

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