Sciatica can seriously suck. Characterised by pain that travels from the lower back, through the buttock and down one leg, it can leave the sufferer in near-constant pain and discomfort. The pain can be set off by the slightest movement – a bend in the wrong direction, or even a sneeze. Usually, it feels like burning, mild tingling, weakness or aching.
The good news is that there are things you can do to ease the pain and relieve your discomfort – and it’s not at all complicated. Sciatica can be treated with complicated procedures like epidurals or spinal cord stimulation – but simple stretches can do a lot to relieve pain, and it is a much less invasive treatment option.
Try these simple and effective stretches every morning, or whenever your sciatica is acting up – and see for yourself what a difference they can make: