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Doctor insights on: Exercises For Sciatica Sufferers

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What are good sciatica pt like exercises?

What are good sciatica pt like exercises?

Core Exercises: Typically core strengthening exercises are the best to help relieve pressure and forces in the spine. I would try and google some or look them up on youtube to see descriptions. If you can do them yourself, wonderful otherwise ask your doctor to get a referral to a good physical therapist for further assistance. ...Read more

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Low Back Pain (Definition)

Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more


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What are recommended exercises for relieving sciatica?

What are recommended exercises for relieving sciatica?

Core Exercises: Typically core strengthening exercises are the best to help relieve pressure and forces in the spine. I would try and google some or look them up on youtube to see descriptions. If you can do them yourself, wonderful otherwise ask your doctor to get a referral to a good physical therapist for further assistance. ...Read more

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Can particular stretching exercises help treat sciatica?

Can particular stretching exercises help treat sciatica?

Maybe: It is conventional to use exercises for the treatment of sciatica and a variety of back conditions. These exercises should be specifically tailored for your particular needs. ...Read more

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Are there any particularly good exercises for sciatica?

Are there any particularly good exercises for  sciatica?

Yes: Mckenzie exercises are generally prescribed for sciatica or lumbar radiculopathy. Ideally, a physical therapist will design a customized exercise program for your particular problem. ...Read more

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What exercises can I do to mitigate the pain of sciatica?

What exercises can I do to mitigate the pain of sciatica?

Pain specialist 1st: Each person needs to be evaluated on an individual basis. There can be several reasons for "sciatica" or pain down the leg. Lumbar disc inflammation with or without nerve impingment, facet joint irritation, sacroiliac joint irritation, piriformis syndrome. A thorough physical exam and diagnostic studies will help determine what exercise will be best depending on your diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are recommended exercises or stretches for sciatica?

What are recommended exercises or stretches for sciatica?

Core Exercises: Typically core strengthening exercises are the best to help relieve pressure and forces in the spine. I would try and google some or look them up on youtube to see descriptions. If you can do them yourself, wonderful otherwise ask your doctor to get a referral to a good physical therapist for further assistance. ...Read more

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What physical exercises should be done for persons having sciatica problems?

What physical exercises should be done for persons having sciatica problems?

Core Exercises: Typically core strengthening exercises are the best to help relieve pressure and forces in the spine. I would try and google some or look them up on youtube to see descriptions. If you can do them yourself, wonderful otherwise ask your doctor to get a referral to a good physical therapist for further assistance. ...Read more

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What exercises combat sciatica?

What exercises combat sciatica?

Core Exercises: Typically core strengthening exercises are the best to help relieve pressure and forces in the spine. I would try and google some or look them up on youtube to see descriptions. If you can do them yourself, wonderful otherwise ask your doctor to get a referral to a good physical therapist for further assistance. ...Read more

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What are common exercises to combat sciatica?

What are common exercises to combat sciatica?

Core Exercises: Typically core strengthening exercises are the best to help relieve pressure and forces in the spine. I would try and google some or look them up on youtube to see descriptions. If you can do them yourself, wonderful otherwise ask your doctor to get a referral to a good physical therapist for further assistance. ...Read more

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What are some good exercises for sciatica pain?

What are some good exercises for sciatica pain?

Careful exercise: Start by avoiding prolonged positioning & any repetitive twist or bend maneuvers. If you had physical therapy, resume those exercises. Use of otc medication will help control symptoms. Cardiovascular workouts may help except for rowing & maybe running. If you did not have physical therapy, you may want to get a session to learn exercises. Weight control & not smoking are key. ...Read more

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Are there exercises which can help with my sciatica pain?

Are there exercises which can help with my sciatica pain?

Non impact: Walking, swimming, and riding a bike are usually O.K. Avoid running, jumping, bouncing, overhead lifting or squats with weights. ...Read more

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Exercise ball for sciatica pain, is this good?

Exercise ball for sciatica pain, is this good?

Yes: Will help build core muscle strengthening around spine and nerves. However remember sitting for prolonged periods of time can cause a disc herniation to worsen resulting in more pain. ...Read more

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Can you tell me some exercise ball for sciatica pain?

Can you tell me some exercise ball for sciatica pain?

Core Exercises: Typically core strengthening exercises are the best to help relieve pressure and forces in the spine. I would try and google some or look them up on youtube to see descriptions. If you can do them yourself, wonderful otherwise ask your doctor to get a referral to a good physical therapist for further assistance. ...Read more

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Can massage or stretching exercise relief sciatica pain or it is contraindicated??

Can massage or stretching exercise relief sciatica pain or it is contraindicated??

Sure: Most times Massage/Stretching will help muscle pain due to the back pain. If it doesn't help enough, recommend seeing your doctor for a workup. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with sciatica nerve pain. Need some help with stretches, exercises, etc?

Sure.: Certain posture maneuvers, including the cat-camel stretch may provide some relief, espcially if the cause is root irritation. Long term core strengthening will also help to unload bulging disks and maintain foraminal openings. A pain specialist would gladly help you identify multiple approaches to resolving your sciatic symptoms. Identifying the underlying cause will help determine the plan. ...Read more

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Sciatica what exercise can I do to help with my back? Also my knees hurt so much i struggle to get out of bed sometimes

Sciatica what exercise can I do to help with my back?  Also my knees hurt so much i struggle to get out of bed sometimes

Exercise: There are a combination of back and core stretches and exercises for sciatic pain. Usually it is best to start with a visit to a physical therpist. If it is both knees, and there was no trauma, suggest a visit to primary care doc initially to r/o rheumatological sources for the pain, i.E rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, etc. ...Read more

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I've be have problems with my back which i believe is stress related as I have been under day to day emotional stress for the last 9 months . Is there any small exercises i can do ? I believe it might me a sciatica problem . Many thanks

I've be have problems with my back which i believe is stress related as I have been under day to day emotional stress for the last 9 months  . Is there any small exercises i can do ? I believe it might me a sciatica problem . Many thanks

Core strengthening: Exercises that strengthen the core can be helpful in maintaining integrity and reduce stress on the spine. Typically disc herniations will resolve on their own as soon as 3-6 weeks or as late as 6-9 months. Just depends on how you take care of yourself, exercise, anti-inflammatories, tylenol (acetaminophen) and if you need to lose weight that will help immensely. ...Read more

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Is bed rest for 7 days good for sciatica pain? Or is it better to exercise lightly?

Is bed rest for 7 days good for sciatica pain? Or is it better to exercise lightly?

Stay active: Our bodies are meant to move. Staying as active as you can without aggravating your symptoms is important for recovery. Physical therapy helps many people with sciatica, and will help you learn safer ways to use your body to prevent relapse of symptoms. ...Read more

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When can I start stretching exercises to help my sciatica? I just started a steroid dose pack.

When can I start stretching exercises to help my sciatica? I just started a steroid dose pack.

Anytime: However, be aware that it might hurt to do the exercises. General rule should be if you continue to hurt more AFTER completing the exercises then you may want to wait until you feel abit better to start those. ...Read more

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Sciatica (Definition)

A condition that results in pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg. It results from injury to or pressure on the sciatic nerve, which starts in the lower spine and runs down the ...Read more