The inter vertebral disk positioned in our body can make pressure on the nerve due to the protrusion and provokes appearance of sciatica, or simply said terrible pain. Sciatica occurs because of pressure and pain in the sciatic nerve that starts from the lower back, goes to the hips and buttocks and finishes to the legs. Sciatica appears because of nerve damage.
These pains appear in the calves, knees, feet and upper leg. They are continuous and cause movement problems. In most of cases pain is firstly felt in one leg and it increases its intensity overnight. As time passes leg pain is transferred to the other parts of the body and appears in all body positions: standing, walking, sneezing etc. Usual treatment of sciatica requires using of medications and painkillers. However, in some cases medications are not effective. All doctors and professionals claim that every medical treatment should be accompanied by exercises.
Exercises for stretching the sciatic nerve
HERE ARE TWO VERY IMPORTANT AND USEFUL EXERCISES THAT RELAX SCIATICA PAIN AND REDUCE INFLAMMATION FROM LEGS AND BACK.
LIE DOWN ON A FLAT GROUND AND TRY TO BEND YOUR LEG AND PULL IT TOWARDS YOUR SHOULDER. STAY IN THAT POSITION FOR 30 SECONDS AND THEN LOOSE YOUR LEG. THEN TAKE DEEP BREATH AND RELAX.
LIE DOWN ON A FLAT SURFACE AND BEND BOTH KNEES. IN THAT POSITION PULL KNEES TO YOUR CHEST. CROSS YOUR LEGS AND PULL THE HEALTHY LEG. STAY IN THAT POSITION FOR 30 SECONDS AND GO BACK TO THE INITIAL POSITION.
Make these stretches regularly in order to improve blood circulation, to boost muscle condition and strength and reduce the terrible sciatica pain.
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