10 Yoga Poses to Soothe Your Sciatica
The sciatic nerve originates in the lower back and travels deep into the buttocks, thighs, and down the sides of the legs. Compression, inflammation, or damage to the sciatic nerve or lower vertebrae causes sciatica. Sciatica can also be caused by tight, overused, or damaged muscles.
Sciatica pain is characterised by a sharp, throbbing, or burning sensation that travels down your leg. Numbness, tingling, and inflammation may also be present. Sciatica usually affects only one side of the body.
Sciatica can be a small annoyance that causes moderate discomfort, but it can also cause severe pain.
Yoga positions including Cobra and Locust Pose were proven to help with sciatica pain in a small 2013 study. According to 2017 research, yoga has the power to:
- Lower back pain that is chronic
- Improve activity limits
- Reduce your use of pain relievers.
Let’s look more closely at how you can use yoga’s therapeutic applications to prevent, relieve, and repair sciatica.