The sciatic nerve is the most voluminous and long of the body as it extends from the lower back to the foot. We do not notice his presence until an inflammation takes over, at that point we feel very strong pains and we find ourselves in the presence of that annoyance known as sciatica . What to do? Some exercises and natural remedies can be useful. The inflammation of the sciatic nerve is most often caused by a compression that may result from the presence of a hernia or a protrusion often at the root of the nerve itself. But others can be the causes of sciatica, frequent for example during pregnancy when the uterus and the ever increasing weight of the child go to push on the nerve and tend to inflame it. This situation creates pain especially at the lower back and buttocks but the discomfort often goes down along the leg. You can then feel other symptoms such as desensitization of the area to the touch, tingling, feeling of shock inside the leg, weakness or muscle blocks. What can we do in the case of sciatica? First of all, we need to understand the cause that gave rise to it, since sometimes a little rest might be recommended while in other cases movement and physiotherapy are suggested. We recommend some exercises and natural remedies to defuse the area and help relieve pain.
The exercises useful in case of inflammation of the sciatic nerve are different. There are those that serve to improve posture and support of the back, others to make the muscles stronger and more robust and others that work on flexibility. If you are practicing yoga, try these positions that are considered particularly effective in reducing pain in the sciatic nerve:
Basic exercise that improves blood circulation in inflamed areas. Once sitting with your legs in front of you, touch the floor with your palms and flex your feet forward, stretch the spine and breathe deeply into this position for 15-30 seconds, then relax. Repeat the exercise 5-10 times.
Position of the bridge
Once you lie down, bend your knees and place your feet on the ground, bringing your heels closer to your buttocks. At this point, holding the arms on the sides with the palm down, inhale deeply and raise the hips from the ground, keeping the knees away from each other, stretching the back and keeping the head and shoulders on the ground. The position should be maintained for 10-15 seconds before exhaling go back down. Exercise to be repeated 5-10 times Read more