Chicago Chiropractor presents: Sciatica Exercise for Leg Pain

by Dr. Weisz

Chicago Chiropractor presents

Sciatica Exercise for Leg Pain

Quick Tip #1  for Sciatica Pain

Sciatica Exercise for Leg Pain

Sciatica – also known as radiculopathy or pain radiating down the leg pain can be caused from a bulging disc or by disc material pushing on the nerve root. Specific back and leg pain exercises are advised depending on where the patient’s symptoms are coming from.

Steps for Tip #1 Sciatica Exercise:

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1. Gently lie on your stomach and propped your upper body up on your elbows. Remember to keep your hips on the floor.

2. Hold  your pressed up position for about five seconds initially and gradually work your way up to 30 seconds for every repetition. Do this 10 times.

3. Make sure you go within the range that is comfortable for you and if you feel any increased pain while doing the exercise then take a break and make sure you are only going within a comfortable range for you.

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Wikipedia definition of Sciatica…

Sciatica (play /sˈætɪkə/sciatic neuritis)[1] is a set of symptoms including pain that may be caused by general compression or irritation of one of five spinal nerve roots that give rise to each sciatic nerve, or by compression or irritation of the left or right or both sciatic nerves. The pain is felt in the lower back, buttock, or various parts of the leg and foot. In addition to pain, which is sometimes severe, there may be numbness, muscular weakness, pins and needles or tingling and difficulty in moving or controlling the leg. Typically, the symptoms are only felt on one side of the body. Pain can be severe in prolonged exposure to cold weather.

Although sciatica is a relatively common form of low back pain and leg pain, the true meaning of the term is often misunderstood. Sciatica is a set of symptoms rather than a diagnosis for what is irritating the root of the nerve, causing the pain. This point is important, because treatment for sciatica or sciatic symptoms often differs, depending upon the underlying cause of the symptoms and pain levels.

The first known use of the word sciatica dates to 1451.[2]

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