Exercise for Sciatica

This exercise for sciatica may be helpful in the early stages. Stand up and arch your back over your hands. Don’t push too far at first – build up gradually.

This sciatic nerve exercise should not worsen your pain. In particular it should not worsen any leg pain, numbness or tingling you may have. Successful exercises for sciatica should gradually reduce the symptoms in your legs.

exercise for sciatica

If you find that your sciatica symptoms are worsening then stop the exercises immediately and seek some more help.

Not all sciatic nerve exercises are suitable for all people with back pain - you need to get the right ones for you - discuss with your doctor.

If your physiotherapist agrees try a few minutes of these exercises on and off throughout the day.

Sciatica Exercise - Extension in lying

Exercise for Sciatica - Side glides in standing

Sciatica Home Treatment - Positions of ease

Lower Back Pain and Sciatica

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