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What are some good exercises for Sciatica pain?

My Sciatica nerve has been bothering me. My insurance doesn't cover Chiropractors. I have heard that there are some exercises that you can do to relieve the pain. I would google it myself but my computer is acting up and I can only go to websites if I type it in the address. Any info would be much appreciated.

 
JeremysMom

Asked by JeremysMom at 8:45 PM on Apr. 22, 2011 in Health

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  • This is a video demonstrating an excellent strech for sciatic pain, it helped me a lot, I hope it helps you too:

    http://natural-alternative-therapies.com/sciatica-stretch/
    meitaljames

    Answer by meitaljames at 5:17 AM on May. 1, 2011

  • Laying on your back lift your leg straight up. Lay on your side and lift leg up(Denise Austin). My mind just went blank..... But my physical therapist had me do this, we started out with five of these a day and then work our way up. I had to do this for my nerves and my bursitis.
    babygirl0782

    Answer by babygirl0782 at 8:50 PM on Apr. 22, 2011

  • http://www.mytreatmentforsciatica.org/exercises-for-sciatic-nerve/
    http://ezinearticles.com/?The-Best-Sciatic-Nerve-Exercises&id=2141845


    Heat helps a lot. I went to the chiropractor a few years ago when I was in college, didnt have insurance and got a care credit. I went to the chiropractors and I was so happy with the results. I had been in pain for over 6 months and after a few sessions I felt a thousand times better. That might be an option, to pay them off little by little....
    BabyBugsmama

    Answer by BabyBugsmama at 8:56 PM on Apr. 22, 2011

  • Lie on your back. Lift leg to your chest & hold for a count of 3 then put back down. Do three times. Lie on your back. Lift left ankle to the right knee. Push (gently) against the knee. Hold for count of 3. Do 3 times. Then lift leg to your chest and pull (left) leg to the right as far as you can without hurting yourself & hold for count of 3. Do three times. These are the ones P.T. taught me to do for it
    admckenzie

    Answer by admckenzie at 9:11 PM on Apr. 22, 2011

  • you should go through physical therapy, i always did squats that helped me A LOT especially to sleep better, right before bed.
    knicole0708

    Answer by knicole0708 at 9:21 PM on Apr. 22, 2011

  • Go to PT... there is NO cookie cutter approach to treat Sciatic Nerve pain... you need to be accessed and treat according to YOUR specific issues. They need to eval you and see what's causing your Sciatica exacerbation and treat your issue specifically!!

    Crafty26

    Answer by Crafty26 at 12:32 AM on Apr. 23, 2011

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