Sciatica Pain From Running

Top 3 Exercises for Sciatica and Pinched Nerve

Have you heard of sciaticaé A lot of peoplecomplain about nerve pain down the back of their leg. Usually the cause is withinthe lower back or pelvis. I'm going to give you 2 stretches today for the sciatic nerve. Itis the largest nerve in the body. It runs down the back of the leg and splits into two behindthe knee. It runs the whole way to the foot. It can cause shooting pain, numbness, tingling,dead leg feeling or the feeling that your leg is falling asleep. The first exercise is this. It is called flossing.We are going to sit up nice and straight here. What you are going to do is straightenthe affected leg or the leg with pain.

Stretch that leg out and look up at the sametime. As you are doing this, if you are doing it right and you are doing it on thepainful leg, it could actually make the symptoms travel down your leg. That is ok.You are putting a stretch on the nerve. We are going to hold that 5 seconds. Then bendyour knee and look down. 5 second hold here. 5 second hold, 10 times each way. Thisis called flossing. The next exercise is called a slump stretch.Same idea here, as you are doing this exercise, you could experience increased symptomsdown the leg and that is ok. Outside of the flossing or this exercise,no other exercise should increase the pain

travelling down the leg. Everything else shouldactually decrease the pain in the leg and you will experience more pain in yourlower back. What we do is this: Feet against the wall, knees straight, fingers interlockedbehind the head. Then you are going to slump forward. So bring your elbows in. Thereyou go. This should cause pretty sharp symptoms down the back of your leg. It iscalled the slump stretch and it is ok to feel increased pain down the back of the leg. Wehold this for 30 seconds and we do 3 of them in the . Now if that is too difficult,if that is too advanced, here is what you can do: Place your arms behind you and situp and arch your back. What you want to

try to do is if that is too much for you,if that is too intense, you can place your arms behind your back and simply arch your back.Rock your pelvis forward. That will do the same exact thing but it is a little less intensethan interlocking your fingers behind your neck and leaning forward. This is a littlemore basic. So you can modify. The same idea though 30 seconds, 3 times. If you canat least get yourself to sit up straight with the legs straight, feet flat against the wall,you are in good shape. The third exercise you should do for sciaticaor symptoms running down your leg is this: Realize that with symptoms travelling downyour leg, often there isnt a problem within

the leg. The problem is within the lower backor the pelvis. The sciatic nerve, the nerve roots where it originates is in your lowerback. If you are getting pressure on the nerve roots there either from disc degeneration,from a herniated disc or, as is also common, a problem within the pelvis and the sacroiliacjoint. If you have a problem there that is putting increased pressure on the nerve, thatis what creates the symptoms in your leg. You can think about it like this: if you havea long garden hose and there is water running through it and you pinch one end,obviously at the other end you are going to have less water flow. Same idea in your body.If you pinch that sciatic nerve, that is

what creates the symptoms. That is what changeswhat you are feeling down your leg. The solution isn't to continually addressthe problems in your leg. Or to put heat on your leg or ice on your leg. The solution is torelieve the pressure on the other end of the garden hose or the other end of the sciaticnerve. So what you need to do is figure out what is causing the symptoms down your leg.A good Physical Therapist can help you do that and they can decipher through testingwhether it is coming from arthritis or disc degeneration or stenosis in your back, a herniateddisc or a problem in your pelvis. So the third exercise that you should be doingis the 3 exercises that are addressing the

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Hi this is Dana Ranahan at Body Works SportsPhysiotherapy in North Vancouver, and today I'm here to talk about sciatica, and I don'tknow if any of you have had pain like this but it can be pretty debilitating. So I'vehad a lot of questions in the about what is ité and how does it happené So basicallyI've printed up a little picture that we can show you that shows about where the nervetravels. Sciatica nerve is a nerve that comes from your back and travels down the leg andbranches off into different parts of the foot. As it's shown in this picture, sometimesyou can get pain referring down there, numbness, tingling, all kinds of different sensationsand sometimes actual weakness. So if there

is compression of the nerve up here in yourlow back, it can create trouble down the whole chain like pain or numbness, but it can alsocreate weakness which is a bigger problem for the nerve. So effectively when the nervecomes out of the low back, down here, the nerve travels down through the buttock, downthe leg and sometimes you can get into trouble where the nerve is coming out where thereis compression or tight muscles of altered mechanics that can drive pain. So one of thethings we need to sort out is what is creating that trouble for youé why is you back tightéSometimes there is tightness in the buttock and the piriformis muscle that can give youthis pain and refer it down and ultimately

sourcing out why this is tight will help usget to the root of the problem and treat it. If we can release the compression and getyou moving better through here, we can take the pressure off the nerve and take away someof that pain referring down the leg and lessen it off and also then get stronger. This isreally how you need to manage it going forward. If you have more questions, please give usa call or check out our website at

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Greetings again! This is Athena Jezik. We're gonna work on some more tutorials and explainsome things out. Sciatica seems to be a problem that manymany people suffer from so i thought i would go through a little bit more sciatica work and explanation on how i deal withsciatica. There's many different techniques that people have but for methis has been the most effective and i'm also learning that there'sdifferent types of things that come from

that area. Sciatica usually is pain coming fromabout here. When it's real bad it will run down the leg. It's a nerve pain so it runs as though it's a like a hot iron or a hot rod going down the leg. Very uncomfortable. Sometimes there's pain though in other parts of the hip which isn't really the classic sciatica but it does still involve things similar

because there's so many nerves that come out of this sacral area. So that's another thing that i've beendiscovering. So not everything that happens with the pain and going down the leg is maybe the classic sciatica but it doesn't matter because in my opinion naming a lot of thingsdoesn't really do anything except for make it a disease and then a disease is only by law treatable by the western medical

people. So that's just names and labels. The thing iswe want to get people out of pain. We want to move them into a space ofbeing able to function well. So in that pain area of the hip impinging nerves and creating badsensation or pain down the leg we'll call that the sciatica pain and of course it comes from hereand I find that it is always

got a direct connection to thepositioning of the sacrum that also has a direct connection to theposition of the sphenoid bone at the occipital base and I'm gonna show you a little bit of this. I'll just show it to you now. Excuse me it's early in the morning and I'm kind of foggy today. So the sacrum is sitting here

and in that sacral bone there is a lot of nerves that come out from here. These little holes are where they comeout of so if that is position a little bitcrooked on there, which happens quite a bit then we're gonna have this pressure. The nerves are not going to be comingout with the proper alignment

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