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.
HOME REMEDIES FOR SCIATICA PAIN PART 2 II 2 II
Welcome to health care at home In our previous episode we were talking about Sciatica pain As i told you earlier that if you are suffering from Sciatica pain , you have to take hot compress. The compress i am telling you is Hot Cold compress. Hot compress sooth the tensed nerves cold compress sooth the swelled nerves. Take a bucket of water water put rock slt in it and prepare this bucket. And take normal water in second bucket take 2 towels Dip the towel with the hot water and squeeze it now put the towel to the problem area cover it.
till the time you keep feel the warmth , let the towel be on your body. Now dip the towel in to cold water squeeze it then put it on the problem area. do this remedy for half n hour and within this time you will get relief. Don't take the cold compress if you have circulatory problem. Along with this let me tell you a remedy. whenever you take milk put 810 chopped garlic cloves. put them at the time of heating the milk then consume it. and you will notice that you will get relief in sciatica pain Along with this taking proper nap is necessary as in with proper nap your muscles sooth your sciatica nerve will be relaxed.
make sure that you sleep in dark, means there should be no artificial lights in the room. if you will sleep in the dark room then too your sciatica pain will be relieved. Let me tell you a oil, take 1 cup sesame oil add 3 big spoon of nutmeg powder. and heat it nicely on the low flame after heating up, once its Luke warm then massage it with this oil. Massage with this oil on the problem area and you will be relived. Now, let us talk about what to eaté Eat lots of banana Eat Spinach, Green Peas Dry fruits
Taking honey lemon juice is also very helpful in sciatica pain. What you have to do is Take 1 glass water, put 2 spoon honey squeeze a lemon in it . Use this water 2 times in a day as its very helpful in sciatica pain. Along with this take 250gm of Parijat leaves . put them into 1 litre water and boil them thoroughly when the water is reduces to 34 or 750 ml then then strain the water and keep it into glass bottle add a pinch of saffron and mix it nicely.
Now take 11 cup of this water in morning evening. you will be relived from the sciatica pain. Acupuncture woks well in sciatica pain. if you will take acupuncture treatment from any good acupuncturist. then you will get maximum relief in the sciatica pain. Let me tell you another remedy, Take 150 gm of Carrot potato . wash , peel them and take their juice. this will be almost 1 glass of juice. Now take this juice in the morning. Do this remedy for 2 months you will get relief in the sciatica pain.
Let me tell you an external remedy, take a handful of fenugreek seeds powder mix it in a glass of milk and cook them. cook it till the time it turns into a thick paste. Once the paste is ready then take some amount of it and apply this on the problem area after applying the paste thoroughly let it apply it for 1 hour and then wash it off as this will give you relief in the sciatica pain.