Exercise is usually better for relieving sciatic pain than bed rest. You can rest for a day or two after their sciatic pain flares up, but after that time period, inactivity will usually make the pain worse. Try out these moves to get you back in action!
4. Self-Trigger Point Therapy Performing self trigger-point therapy using a lacrosse or tennis ball can be very effective at delivering sciatica pain relief. All you have to do is find a painful spot in the glutes, place the ball at that location and then relax your body into the ball. Hold this position for 30-60 seconds or until you notice a significant reduction in pain. Move to the next painful spot. The total time spent on this exercise should be between 5-10 minutes.
Sciatica is more than just a literal pain in the butt (and back and legs). When it strikes, it can cause misery and debilitating pain, instantly putting a damper on your life. The sciatic nerve runs right through the piriformis, a tiny but powerful muscle deep in your glutes that...More
Exercises to Improve Your Posture and Bring Relief to Your Back & Spine, Part 5
Office workers and anybody who tends to sit a lot will find these exercises very helpful in alleviating problems and symptoms associated with prolonged sitting. If you are diagnosed with a spinal or back injury, consult with your doctor if these exercises are suitable for you. The series so far: Exercise #1: Cat-Cow Exercise #2: Back Extension …