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11 Stretches And Poses for Sciatica Relief

Jennifer Nied for Simplemost Online shares some facts about sciatica and invites Yoga Medicine founder Tiffany Cruikshank to share some yoga poses for sciatica relief.

11 Stretches And Poses To Relieve Sciatica

Millions of Americans suffer from sciatica, pain that radiates down one or both legs, starting at the lower back. And in fact, four in 10 people are likely to develop sciatica at some point in their life, with causes ranging from degenerative changes in the spine to disc herniation to poor core strength or even just tight muscles.

But there’s good news. Practices such as yoga and Pilates can resolve the painful condition without surgery… though it helps to pinpoint the cause first. “It’s complicated,” says Albert Kaplan, DPT, of OrthoCarolina Mooresville. “There is no single exercise that alleviates all sciatic pain. An exercise that alleviates one person’s pain may aggravate another’s”. In short, for each possible cause of sciatica, there are corresponding treatments.

So go ahead and diagnose the source of your sciatica with a qualified physician first. Then refer back to this list of 11 expert-recommended stretches and methods for sciatica that can also help with back and hip pain

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