An intervertebral disc may press a nerve and cause a painful condition known as sciatica. Sciatica is pain in the sciatic nerve that extends from the lower back to the hips and buttocks and up to each leg.
This condition can occur due to any type of damage to the nerve canals. Lumbar pains are felt in the upper leg, calves, knees, and feet. They are continuous and can also cause a tingling sensation and numbness that can impair their movement.
Generally, the pain is felt in one leg and is stronger than regular low back pain. This is called sciatic pain and is usually stronger at night and after prolonged standing.
The usual treatment for sciatica involves conventional medications and analgesics, but they are often ineffective and very harmful to their organs. What you should know is that there are simple stretching exercises that can reduce pain in a short time.
Exercises to stretch the sciatic nerve
These stretching exercises will reduce inflammation and pain in the back and legs. At first, it will not be easy, but you can start slowly and work at your own pace.
• Lie on a flat surface and bend the painful leg, then pull it towards your shoulder. Once you feel a stretch, hold the position for 30 seconds. At the end, loosen the leg, take a short break and repeat the exercise twice.
• Lie on the floor and bend your knees, then pull them toward your chest, but do not lift your buttocks off the floor. Cross your legs then and pull your leg healthy. Hold the position for 30 seconds and then return to the original position. Repeat the exercise twice.
By doing these stretches regularly to stimulate blood flow, eliminate muscle stagnation and accelerate your recovery, but more importantly, to reduce the pain of sciatica.