Many people suffer from sciatica, a painful lower back condition caused by a pinched nerve. Sciatica can cause severe mobility problems and debilitating pain. In serious cases, the condition can lead to progressive lower extremity weakness, numbness in the upper thighs, and/or loss of bladder or bowel control.
Do you do this stretch? You should especially if you sit all day. Lie on your back on a padded surface. Begin with your legs straight in front of you. Bend the left leg up and place the left foot on the ground near your butt. Bend the right leg up and rest the right ankle across the left knee.Reach your hands around your left shin or left thigh and pull it towards your chest. Your right hand will go through the hole in between your legs. Want more stretches to help with your workout? Read here!
The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the body, as it stretches from the buttocks and the lower back, down the legs, to the feet. This nerve can often get inflamed or irritated, and this leads to debilitating pain that aggravates all movements. The in