If you’ve ever had a nerve pain or injury, you know how much the discomfort can upend your daily life. And one of the very worst types of nerve pain is one that originates with the sciatic nerve.
The pain, typically called sciatica, describes a sensation that travels from the button, down the leg, ending in the foot. The pain differs in description and intensity from person to person; one may feel it as an ache while another may find it tingles.
I remember having horrible sciatica with my second baby. It was so bad that getting in and out of bed was absolutely brutal! It’s what made my pregnancy harder than it already was.
Relieve sciatica pain naturally using these stretches
Generally people seek medical relief for sciatica, which may mean invasive shots or other therapies as well as, unfortunately, surgery. But the pain can be minimized with a few simple stretches that aim to relieve the tension surrounding the muscles.
Those stretches are simple to do and take just minutes—no special equipment or even instruction is needed. This graphic explains the stretches and how to perform them.