In this learning level workout you will learn about sciatica, and what exercises and stretches that can be done to help alleviate pain and other sensations it can cause.
Sciatica by definition is pain affecting the back, hip, or outer side of the leg, caused by compression of a spinal nerve root in the lower back, often owing to degeneration of an intervertebral disk.
So herniated disks can be the culprit, or spinal stenosis which is the narrowing of the spine which compresses part of the nerve. From the person with the pain, it seems to vary in many ways. Sometimes movement may be the cause of the pain worsening.
Numbness or weakness in the legs and feet, which has radiated from the lower back all the way down. Along with the sensation of pins and needles, and tingling in the toes and feet. Above all, it can be excruciating pain from the lower back through the gluteals or around the hip, and down the back of the leg, or hamstring region.
Stretching these areas-spine, lower back muscles, gluteals, hips, hamstrings-will help lessen the pain and sensations sciatica can cause.
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