If you are one of many Americans suffering from chronic low back pain, you may find that gentle exercise and daily stretching can help to provide some pain relief. Sciatica is a type of low back pain characterized by pain that travels down the sciatic nerve, which branches off into the back of the legs. Simple Exercises For Sciatica Pain
Sciatica pain may be accompanied by tingling, numbness, or even muscle weakness in the legs. Sciatica is often associated with an underlying medical condition, such as a herniation of the lumbar disk, and the pain may be intermittent or constant, mild or severe.
Though sciatica nerve pain can be difficult to cope with, here are two common exercises that can help you to manage it and relieve its intensity.
If your activities require extensive sitting, then stretching the muscles in the back of the hip is an exercise that may help with your symptoms. You can easily perform this stretch in a comfortable seated position.
Stretching the hamstring muscles may release the tension caused by the irritation of the sciatic nerve. One simple hamstring stretch may be performed by standing up straight, elevating one foot in front of you, and resting it on an object (such as a step) high enough to cause a slight tightness in the back of your leg.
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