Apart from the spinal cord, the sciatic nerve is among the biggest in the human body, running from the lower back through the buttocks to the feet.
Spinal aging, trauma, repetitive physical tasks, falls, congenital spinal conditions and other factors can cause this nerve to take a beating. In particular, excess activity can increase pressure on lumbar spinal discs enough for them to rupture or herniate.
The usual cause of sciatic leg pain, numbness and weakness is a lumbar spine disc condition in the lower back that puts pressure on the spinal nerve root, which sends messages to your legs and feet.
Sciatica is a product of the resulting damage, which manifests as pain, tingling and potential weakness in the feet, legs, buttocks or low back.
Sciatica is certainly a common ailment. In fact, Hippocrates may have been the one to discover it thousands of years ago. A serious condition, sciatica causes thousands of people to have low back surgery, but as a BlueCross BluleShield study reveals, up to 70% of lumbar surgeries may be unnecessary in contrast against Algonquin Chiropractic Center’s lumbar spine protocols, which yield a 91% success rate!
If you want to relieve your pain, you can get started on several sciatic nerve stretches for pain relief. Along with a medical professional’s help, you can weave the following best stretches and exercises for sciatica pain relief into your daily routine immediately after reading this blog.