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Ease Your Sciatica With These Yoga Poses

Do you experience:

⦁ Pain in the rear or leg that is worse when sitting?
⦁ Burning or tingling down the leg?
⦁ Weakness, numbness, or difficulty moving the leg or foot?
⦁ A constant pain on one side of the rear?
⦁ A shooting pain that makes it difficult to stand up?

If so, you may be suffering from sciatica.

Sciatica is a condition in which pain in the lower back results from irritation of the sciatic nerve.

The pain of sciatica is typically felt from the low back (lumbar area) to behind the thigh and can radiate down below the knee.

What is the sciatic nerve?

The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body and begins from nerve roots in the lumbar spinal cord in the low back and extends through the buttock area to send nerve endings down the leg. Sciatica usually affects only one side of the lower body. Depending on where the sciatic nerve is affected, the pain may also extend to the foot or toes.

What does sciatica feel like?

Sciatica can feel different for everyone. It may feel like a mild ache, but it’s also sometimes experienced as a jolt. For some, the pain from sciatica can be severe and debilitating. For others, the sciatica pain might be infrequent and irritating, but has the potential to get worse. It is advised to seek immediate medical attention if you have progressive lower extremity weakness, numbness in the upper thighs, and/or loss of bladder or bowel control.

Good news! Yoga may help. Try these 3 yoga poses for sciatica.

Yoga Poses For Sciatica

Laying Spinal Twist

Bridge (WARNING: Do not perform bridge pose if you have a neck or shoulder injury.)

Elevated Legs

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