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Do you have pain around this area? Health Tips


The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the human body and is formed by the union of 5 nerve roots from the lower spine. It passes deep in the buttock and down the back of the thigh all the way to the heel and sole of the foot.
 
(Below we'll discuss sciatic nerve pain as related to the most common cause - a bulged or herniated disc. If your sciatica is coming from a different source, this may not be the best exercise progression for you. You're encouraged to consult with your doctor or physical therapist for an individualized treatment plan.)
 
This method of treatment is it clinically proven and backed by dozens of research studies to be the most effective exercise treatment for a common cause of sciatic nerve pain.
 
PHASE ONE: LAYING PRONE ON YOUR STOMACH
 
 The simplest way to promote extension through your spine is to lay down prone on your stomach. This will create a natural curve to your back and vertebrae which will push the disc in the right direction. Gravity also works on the disc in this position to draw it closer to the center. I recommend people start here until they can lay in this position for 2–3 minutes. When this becomes comfortable and there is no increase in your sciatic nerve symptoms, progress to Phase 2. 
 
PHASE TWO: PRONE ON ELBOWS Bring your elbows directly under your shoulders and lift your chest up off of the floor. Your hips/stomach should stay in contact with the floor. In this position we promote increased extension through your lower back and draw the disc a little more aggressively back in the place. Hold this position on your elbows for about 10 seconds, then lower your chest back down to the floor for 10 seconds, then repeat. This prone on elbows extension activity should be repeated 10 times for 10-second holds two times a day. When prone on elbows becomes comfortable and there is no increase in your leg symptoms, progressed to Phase 3.
 
PAHSE THREE: HALF PRONE PRESS UPS Now bring your hands directly under your shoulders. Lift your chest up off of the floor by extending your elbows approximately halfway. Once again, your goal is to keep your stomach and pelvis in contact with the floor and promote extension through your lower back. Hold this position for 10 seconds and then return to the full prone position with your chest on the floor. Rest 10 seconds and then repeat. Perform 10 reps of 10 second-holds two times daily. When Phase 3 becomes comfortable with no increase in symptoms in your legs or pain in your back, progress to Phase 4.
 
PHASE FOUR: FULL PRONE PRESS UPS A full prone press up is performed in a similar manner to the half press-up; the difference now is that your goal is to fully extend your elbows. Try to keep your pelvis/stomach in contact with the floor as your extend your elbows fully and raise your shoulders as high as they can go. Perform 10 reps of 10 second-holds two times daily. When Phase 4 becomes comfortable with no increase in symptoms in your legs or pain in your back, progress to Phase 5.
 
PHASE FIVE: STANDING BACK BEND The standing back bend is performed by leaning over as far as you can backwards from a standing position. This is a little more aggressive than those I previously showed because it is in a weight-bearing posture and you do have to engage some muscles to keep from falling over. However, this is a great exercise to work some of your disc material back into place and minimize those sciatic nerve symptoms. Try holding this position for 5 seconds, come forward for 5 seconds, and then repeat that 10 times. Properly treating sciatic pain with the right exercises at the right time can be a very effective, non-invasive form of treatment for these symptoms.





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