Say Goodbye to Sciatica Pain: 3 Simple Stretches That Work
Follow these three easy steps to get rid of sciatic nerve pain fast.
0:00 Introduction: What is sciatica?
0:45 How to relieve sciatica in three steps
1:28 Step 1: Reestablish the curve
3:10 Step 2: Stimulate opposing sciatic nerve
6:50 Step 3: Stretch the quad muscle
7:30 Thanks for watching
In this video, we’re going to talk about three easy steps you can use to fix sciatic nerve pain.
What is sciatica? Sciatica is pain that travels from your lower back down the back of one leg.
90% of the time, sciatica pain is due to a problem with a spinal disk.
The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the body. It runs from your lower back to the bottom of your foot.
Before you use these three steps to help get rid of sciatic nerve pain, rate your pain from 1 to 10. You’ll rate your pain again after you're finished.
Here’s what you’ll need the following things:
• A foam roller OR a towel to roll up
• A tennis ball OR someone who can lend a hand
Try these three steps for getting rid of sciatica.
Step 1: reestablish the curve in your lower back
Sitting too long can cause your natural lower back curve to straighten out. Reestablishing this curve is important for getting rid of sciatica.
Simply take your foam roller or towel and lay on it with it under your lower back for five minutes, twice a day. Watch the video at two minutes and twenty seconds to see how it’s done.
Step 2: Stimulate the opposing sciatic nerve
Never stimulate the side of the nerve that is causing you pain. If you have pain on your right side, massage the left side.
If you don’t have someone to help massage the back of your leg, use a tennis ball under your leg while sitting or laying.
Watch the video at three minutes and thirty seconds to see how it’s done.
Step 3: Stretch the quad muscle on the same side you have sciatica
You want to stretch your quadriceps on the same side you have pain. You can do this by holding one leg up with your hand while holding onto the back of a chair or other solid object.
Watch the video at seven minutes and fifteen seconds to see how it’s done.
Try these three steps and rate your pain again. Let me know what your results are in the comments below.
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Dr. Berg, age 57, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.
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Thanks for watching. I hope this helped explain the best way to get rid of sciatica. I’ll see you in the next video.