Sciatica is pain that starts in the lower back or gluteus muscles and runs down the back of the leg. This pain is caused by irritation of your sciatic nerve. This nerve can be irritated by many structures in the body such as, a herniated disk or spinal stenosis. Pregnancy or just sitting for too long could also cause pressure on that sciatic nerve, creating pain and discomfort. Sciatica is not always just the pain, sometimes it also comes with numbness in the leg as well. Here at Physical Therapy Connections, we want to educate people on how to help reduce and even eliminate their Sciatic pain. Once that nerve becomes irritated, it often stays irritated. Even once the original pressure issue is resolved, the nerve itself could still be inflamed. Sciatic Nerve Stretches are one way to relieve the pressure off of that nerve and reduce the pain.
Physical Therapy can help you by giving you ways to not only relieve the pain, but also to prevent it from returning later on. Click the link below to see different sciatic nerve stretches you can try at home. Then, give us a call to schedule your appointment with our clinic today, 719-565-6678.