Sciatic Pain

Sciatic pain referral patterns and stretches to help sciatic pain.

Sciatic pain can be debilitating and extremely painful. Stretches for the glutes and leg can help decrease pain and prevent the pain from back. Often a tight piriformis muscle (located in the gluteal area) is the culprit of sciatic pain. If the pain starts in the low back it is recommended to see a doctor and have a CT Scan or MRI to rule out a disc herniation. If the piriformis muscle is affected then the stretches in figure B will be effective.

Hold each stretch until you feel a release, then apply stretch again until you feel another release. Repeat on both sides evenly, unless one side is tighter than the other. Repeat 1-2 times daily.


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