Can Sciatic Nerve Cause Tailbone Pain

Best Stretches for Sciatica

Hello I'm Heather Moore owner ofTotal Performance Physical Therapy. Today we're going to go over the best exercisesfor sciatica. There's really one main stretch that you can do a bunch of different waysif you're getting numbness and tingling down your leg, if you'r e getting pain throughyour back, in your butt you should do this stretch multiple times throughout the day,when you do it you want to try and hold it for about 30 seconds, you want to try andperform 6 repetitions if you can't do it for that long that's okay hold it for as longas you can, if for any reason these are going to increase your pain you need to stop immediatelyand call your but this should alleviate

a lot of your body pain specially if you aresitting for a long period of time or you get a lot of pain down your leg. The first oneis in the seated position you want to sit up nice and straight, you want to cross yourankle over your knee if you feel a stretch there that's where you need to stop, if youdon't feel a stretch there all you wann do is sit up and lean forward and you shouldfeel a greater stretch through your butt, through your hamstring which is in the backof your leg and through the side of your leg, you may even feel a little bit on your backdepending on where your tight is again this shouldn't hurt and should feel like a goodstretch, you could do this sitting at your

desk all day long, you also want to make surethat you concentrate on both sides not just the side that hurts, piriformis muscle whichis what this is stretching on both sides and will tag evenly on your sacrum or your tailbone so you want to make sure that you do both sides and not just one. The next wayto do this stretch is standing up, you want to find a surface where you can put your leg,your hip at about 90 degrees and you're going to bring your foot up and you're just goingto have it lay on the table and you're going to let your knee drop to the side, if yourknee doesn't fall all the way down that's okay, don't force it down let it just staythere again if you get, if you're in this

position and you don;t feel a stretch youcan now begin to lean forward, you're going to feel the stretch in your back, in yourglut, in your hamstring and all the side of your leg, this should not be painful it shouldfeel like a nice stretch this one also you want to do 30 seconds hold about 6 repetitionsand you want to make sure that you hit both sides. The final way to do this stretch islaying down, so you want to lay on your back and this is a good thing to do when you getup in the morning, go ahead and bend both your knees up and then you're going to crossyour ankle over your knee, now again if this is where you feel a stretch stop right thereand hold it, if you don't feel a stretch in

this position you're going to reach both armsbehind this leg and you're going to pull it up towards your chest, you should feel a stretchagain in the back, in the glut, in the hamstring or maybe even on the side of the leg, it shouldnot hurt it should feel like a nice gentle stretch, you want to hold this about 30 secondsand you want to do about 6 of those you can do this as many times during the day as youwould like there is no set number or times that you can do this, anytime your tight youcan do this and it will not harm you.

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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