Sciatica pain is a painful and difficult condition which occurs when your sciatic nerve is irritated and the pain can be felt down to your feet. Sciatica is manifested through a sharp, burning pain and numbness felt along the sciatic nerve and can cause difficulties moving and pain after prolonged periods of standing or sitting down. It’s usually felt down one leg and the pain is more severe in the legs than in the back. It’s often most intense during the night, making it impossible to fall asleep.
Sciatica has long been treated with a combination of drugs and medications, mostly painkillers which don’t do anything to improve the condition other than numb the pain. However, as of late, many people have been saying that sciatica pain can be alleviated and resolved by performing a set of stretches and exercises which target that specific area and the results are amazing. These exercises target the root cause of the pain, which is the inflammation of the sciatic nerve.
There are some stretches and exercises which are highly efficient against sciatica pain and treat the underlying cause rather than just the symptoms. Below you will find 2 very effective stretches which will help you alleviate the pain, regain mobility and resolve the issue altogether. You might find them difficult at first but don’t worry, as you do them regularly they’ll become less challenging and the results will be visible.
The only thing you’ll need to perform these exercises is a flat surface and a yoga mat.
Take a yoga mat and place in on the ground. Lie down on the mat and bend your painful leg, crossing it over your other leg. Start pulling it to your chest slowly until you feel a light stretch. Hold in the position for about 30-45 seconds, return to starting position, rest for a bit and repeat the stretch a couple of times in a row.
Lie down on the mat again and bend one leg at the knee but make sure your behind is firmly on the ground. Cross your bent leg over your other leg’s thigh and start bringing it in to the chest for as far as you can. Stay in this position for about 30 seconds and return to starting position. Rest for a bit and repeat.
Both of these stretches are highly effective and can be performed anywhere. After a while you’ll start feeling great improvement and your sciatica pain will soon be completely gone.
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