Sciatica pain exercises
To begin this article, I need to remind you of a general article I wrote recently on sciatica. In it, I discussed the typical body types and general demographics of sciatica sufferers. Before you delve too far into the subject of what to do about sciatica, particularly if you happen to be presently suffering from sciatica, or have done so in the past, it would certainly be wise to get some foundational background proceeding.
In Back For Life and in My Necks Book, I include a warning for people NOT to proceed into the actual program until they have finished reading the entire book.
A little bit of knowledge can be a dangerous thing.
Sciatica is a condition that involves nerve compression upon the sciatic nerve, however in the previous article you will note that it is imperative to discover what has caused the nerve compression, and therefore to treat the symptom as well as addressing the underlying cause.
Symmetry loss within the body is a major contributor to the incidence of sciatica, and clearly restoration of symmetry is fundamental to recovery. The other two ingredients foundational to the success of Back For Life are equally fundamental, and although you may have read my comments on this matter previously, it is a statement that cannot ever be overstated.
Both my self-help books, Back For Life, and My Necks Book, are supported by FLECS [Free Lifetime Email Consultation Service], in which I personally respond to every FLECS enquiry.
So often sufferers of sciatica need assistance in the early stages to de-compress the lumbar spinal region, particularly in the movement aspect of lateral flexion, an action where the side-bending hip-to-rib movement and hip-away-from-rib occurs. During this particular movement, again particularly in the inflammatory early stages, the sufferer may require on-site personal assistance.
Does that mean they need to come and see me?
No, but it often entails having someone follow my emailed instructions to assist the sufferer in a controlled stretch that the sufferer cannot perform without assistance.
This advice is given under strict instruction, and when followed, has had considerable benefit to many, many sciatica sufferers, without the need to employ expensive, health-care assistance.
The restoration of all 3 spinal movement functions is crucial [i.e. lateral rotation, lateral flexion/extension, and anterior/posterior flexion/extension], HOWEVER this MUST be done in a controlled and systematic manner if the sufferer is to successfully rehabilitate.
Once again, a little bit of knowledge on the subject can be dangerous, which is why the books and FLECS are so vital.
Naturally, with sciatic pain exercises, any inflammation MUST be identified and dealt with as a priority before too much other progress can be made. This is also covered within the books.
So often over the years, particularly when sciatica is the problem, the road to recovery has not just been based on the information in the books, but also has been carefully negotiated via the utilisation of FLECS. It was created for that very purpose.