Sciatic Nerve Pain Map

Sciatic Nerve Pain Stretches Exercises Ask Jo

Hey y'all, it's Jo and my assistantwith me today is Bailey again. And today I'm going to be talking about your piriformis.So lots of times I hear people say they've got that sciatic nerve, well actually everybodyhas a sciatic nerve, but you can have pain coming from that nerve, and a lot of timesthat piriformis muscle is causing the pain. So we're gonna show you some stretches tostretch out your piriformis and hopefully get rid of that sciatic nerve pain. Alrightlet's go on to our backs. Here we go. I think we're gonna maybe move Bailey out of the way.In the first stretch for your piriformis is a pretty simple one. A lot of pictures youmay get from your therapist will actually

show one leg down, I actually like for youto have it staying up so you can prop your foot over it. So your gonna make almost likea figure 4 with your legs and then what you're gonna do, the side that's hurting, so my leftside is hurting, I'm gonna cross that leg over. And what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna bringmy knee with my opposite hand towards my shoulder over here. So I'm pulling this leg up and acrossmy body. And what you wanna do same kind of thing with all the stretches, you wanna pulland you wanna feel a stretch under there. Soon as you feel a really good stretch youwanna hold it for 30 seconds. So remember up and across the body. Just coming up isnot gonna get that piriformis stretch. But

coming up and across the body like I'm tryingto bring that knee towards my shoulder. Holding it there for about 30 secondsa real 30 seconds.And then coming back down and you wanna do that 3 times. Now the next one to do, sometimesthis is a little harder for people, but what your gonna do is your gonna keep that samefigure 4, and what your gonna do is your gonna take your hands and on the opposite side thatit's hurting, so the hurting side is still up crossed over it's still my left side. I'mgonna take my hands and put them underneath my thigh, and I'm gonna bring my leg up, andI'm gonna pull until I feel that stretch underneath there. Now some people might have a hard timegrabbing on to their leg here, so again you

can use your belt, or your dog leash and putit under, around your leg, and pull up towards you like this. Same kind of thing, you wantto hold that stretch for 30 secondsbye Bailey, we'll see you later and then 3 times each.Alright, so now you're gonna bring that down getting it nice and stretched. For those ofyou that need a stronger stretch, those might not be stretching it out quite as much, whatI'm gonna have you do is I'm gonna have you turn over. And what your gonna do is the sidethat's hurt again, my left side, I'm gonna bring my leg up across. Now as you can see,this is something you have to be pretty high level, pretty flexible to do, but it's gonnaget a fantastic stretch. So your gonna put

your knee over across your body, and bringyour body down. So it's almost that same concept, you're bringing that knee towards the oppositeshoulder, but what you're doing now, is you're using your body weight to bring it down. Youcan stretch that back leg as far as you can. You can bring your arms down, but that kneeis essentially going towards that opposite shoulder. 30 second stretch, 3 times each.Alright and there you have it. Those were your piriformis stretches. So if you had somepressure on that sciatic nerve, hopefully that will loosen it up a little bit. So ifyou like my hair, or if you like the stretches, please click quot;likequot; and leave me a comment.And if you'd like to see some more stretch

tutorials, or if you'd like to go see some educationaltutorials, please go to AskJo . And remember, Be Safe. Have Fun. And I hope youget to feeling better y'all!.

Spine Anatomy Interactive Interconnected complex of bones

the spine is an interconnected complexof bones nerves muscles tendons and ligaments any of which can becomedamaged and cause pain neurological symptoms or loss of mobility thevertebrae are the bony building blocks of the spine there are seven cervical vertebrae inthe neck vertebrae in the upper back and five lumbar vertebrae in the lower backeach vertebral segment is comprised of a cylindershaped bone in the front of thespine called the vertebral body a soft cartilage disc between each vertebra andpaired fourset joints in the back each

segment is named for its upper and lowervertebra such as the c6 c7 segment the bones in the spinal column surround andprotect the spinal cord which runs behind the vertebral bodies in a canalfrom the neck down to the top of the lumbar spine in the lumbar spine thenerves branch out from the spinal canal and exit the spine in a pattern thatresembles a horse's tail called the county equina at each segment spinalnerve roots exit the spine through holes in the back of the vertebrae calledFreeman any compression of the nerve root in the fur aminal opening which canoccur due to bone spurs herniated or

generated discs or facet joint problemscan cause pain and possible neurological symptoms to radiate along the path ofthe nerve these symptoms are commonly called radiculopathy and leg symptomsmay also be called sciatica in between the vertebrae the intervertebral discsserve as shock absorbers and help facilitate movement of the spine thesediscs can to generate over time and become a source of pain a conditioncalled degenerative disc disease the soft inner core of the disk can extrudecalled a herniated disc and inflamed a nearby nerve root pain radiates alongthe path of the affected nerve and into

the arm or leg the sacrum connects thebase of the spine with the pelvis at the sacroiliac joints if these joints are too loose or tootight it can cause lower back pain due to sacroiliac joint dysfunction belowthe sacrum is the coccyx or tail bone which consists of several small bonesany damage to this area can cause tailbone pain the entire spine is knittogether by a series of interconnected ligaments and tendons that help supportand stabilize the spine while allowing a great deal of flexibility

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