Sciatica is a term that describes leg pain that travels from the lower back, through the buttock, and down the leg. Living with sciatica can mean constant discomfort and pain. A sneeze, cough, laugh or the slightest bend in the wrong direction can aggravate the pain—which feels like a mild tingling, weakness, aching, or burning.
There are a number of ways people end up with sciatica—from herniated discs to arthritis, spasms, and injuries—and there is more than one-way to treat it. Epidurals, nerve root blocks, spinal cord stimulation, and radio frequency ablation (RFA) are just a few ways to help manage the pain and discomfort. Stretches offer a less invasive option that can be done just about anywhere. Read on to learn more about sciatica plus stretches that can help relieve the pain.