Exercise to Release Sciatic Nerve Pain

Spine-Health.com describes Sciatica pain as "the symptoms of leg pain and possibly tingling, numbness or weakness that travels from the low back through the buttock and down the large sciatic nerve in the back of the leg." Sciatica refers to the set of symptoms experienced, rather than the cause itself. The medical term for Sciatica is Radiculopathy. The majority of people who suffer from Sciatica can get better with time. This post will focus on exercises to release sciatic nerve pain.

Sciatic Treatments

After treatment, the healing process, for most people, ranges from a few days to weeks.

Heat/Ice - Heat or ice, applied for 20 minutes, can reduce sciatic pain. Depending on your preference, start with heat or ice; apply for 20 minutes over a 2 hour period.
Massage Therapy - Massages increase blood circulation and promote muscle relaxation. They also release the body's endorphins and help to reduce pain.
Active Exercise -
Stretching, Tai Chi and Yoga are effective exercises to reduce sciatic pain. Without exercise, the back muscles become weak and are unable to support the back. This can lead to back stress, strain and injury. According to Spine-Health.com, "Movement helps exchange nutrients and fluids within the discs to keep them healthy."

5 Links to Release Sciatic Nerve Pain

WomenFitness.net - Top 10 Yoga Exercises to relieve Sciatica
WikiHealth.com -
Yoga poses for Sciatica
Spine-health.com -
Overview: Sciatica Exercises
Believing Sciatica -
Tai Chi
MotherNature.com -
Sciatica Stretches

Please remember, you can always watch our stretching, Tai Chi and Yoga videos to help release Sciatic nerve pain.

Medical Disclaimer

Information on this web site is provided for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice.