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⭐️There are many different common types of SCIATICA⭐️! In this video, we are going to look at a couple most common ones and see how you can improve your symptoms at home🤤
If you have a flare-up of sciatica, more rest is not your friend🚫. The right exercises can help alleviate the symptoms much faster than rest can. Sciatica can be a real pain in the butt!
In the first two videos we are looking at a very common source of sciatica-like symptoms. If you are experiencing sciatica symptoms and haven’t been properly diagnosed, it might just be your piriformis muscle acting up! When this muscle becomes tight or inflamed, it can compress the sciatic nerve causing pain and tingling in the back of the thigh, moving to the calf and into the sole of the foot.

 

In the first video, we are looking at a standing and sitting stretch variety for this muscle! In both remember to place your leg at 90 degrees to engage the stretch. For the seated stretch, keep your torso upright and HIP HINGE forward, don’t just round your lower back, keep that back straight!

In the second video, we are using a ball to massage the area and release/calm the area.

In the third video, we are looking at some easy nerve glide exercises that can help get that sciatic nerve moving better while also alleviating symptoms! Sit down on something that high enough, that your feet stay off the floor. Kick the leg out in front of you and at the same time extend your neck back. Return to the starting position, but this flex your neck and look down! Next you will be on your back, have your leg straight and as your dorsiflex your foot (foot flexed) extend your neck and look up.

Lastly, in the fourth video, we will be working through some McKenzie extension protocols.

Complete each exercise 8-10 times and you’ll feel a big change🤤🤤!

Gently push until you feel tension then back off and repeat!

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