Top 3 EFFECTIVE Exercises for SCIATICA or PINCHED Nerve. Rapid Relief. (2020)
Updated: May 11
While the advice and stretches in this video require time and effort, they are designed to help reduce inflammation and pain rapidly. Every time, I have not been able to see a patient, I give them this exact advice and stretches over the phone and they improve significantly in a couple of days. These exercises are beginner exercises for stretching, watch this video for slightly more intermediate strengthening exercises.
I am a chiropractor and see a lot of patients who come for sciatica treatment. I explain in this video how the sciatic nerve can get irritated or compressed by a disc, cause inflammation and pain, and the sciatica symptoms. I also give you 2 very easy ways to reduce the common causes of sciatica pain and 3 sciatica stretches/ stretching exercises including sciatic nerve flossing to reduce the pain and get relief in the leg and lower back. Sciatica or sciatic nerve pain, technically known as lumbar radiculopathy is a pain in the lower back and leg, including numbness, pins and needles or weakness. The pain is often felt in the buttock, thigh, calf and the tingling can go as far as the toes. While the causes can include spinal stenosis, piriformis syndrome, SI joint pain, the focus of this video is the most common cause which is a disc herniation. If not by an accident or a fall, a disc herniation is most commonly caused by sitting or lifting weights incorrectly.
The gold-standard method to diagnose a herniated, prolapsed, or bulged disc (commonly known as a slipped disc) is by having an MRI scan. The most commonly affected discs are between L4-5 and L5-S1.
DISCLAIMER: The content (the video, description, links, and comments) is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment plan and is intended for general education purposes only. This content should not be used to self-diagnose or self-treat any health, medical, or physical condition. Always seek the advice of your doctor or healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition and before doing anything contained in this content. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read or seen in this content. These exercises when done incorrectly won’t help, and may even worsen your symptoms. If your symptoms worse, STOP doing these exercises immediately and see your doctor. Dr. Mo is a registered member of the statutory body, the General Chiropractic Council in the UK, and the Scottish Chiropractic Association. He has accredited chiropractic qualifications to Master's level and uses a courtesy title of 'Dr' although holds no general medical qualification.