Sciatica Leg Pain Relief

Uploaded by posturevideos on 19.05.2011

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{\*\generator Msftedit;}\viewkind4\uc1\pard\sa200\sl276\slmult1\qj\lang9\fs36 Hi, I'm Paula Moore The Chiropractor and I'm
going to show you a sciatica leg pain relief exercise. It should be know that the majority
of people who come to see me as patients who have been diagnosed with sciatica, don't have
true sciatica. They do have leg pain that is mimicking sciatica. In other words, it
is running through the buttocks and down the thight, right down to the ankle but it stems
from a different place. It's not the sciatic nerve. It is from a tight muscle in the buttocks,
known as the piriformis muscle. It clamps down over the sciatic nerve giving you sciatic-like
symtoms. \par You chiropractor can tell the difference between
these two. True sciatica and a piriformis muscle problem. I'm going to show you a stretch
to get rid of the piriformis muscle problem and the resultant leg pain. If you do this
stretch and notice your leg pain starting to decrease, you probably didn't have true
sciatica and that's great, because sciatica is harder to treat. \par
So you want to sit fairly close to the wall and swing your legs up so your heels touch
the wall. If you leg pain is on the left, then take your left ankle and place it over
your left knee. Now some of you might find that this position is already very difficult
to get into because your piriformis muscle has become very tight. If you want to increase
the stretch, shuffle up closer to the wall with your buttocks. If you want to deepen the stretch
yet again, slide your right foot down the wall so that your knee is bent. You can increase
the stretch by gently bringing the left knee toward your opposite shoulder. That is the
perfect position to lie in for the next sixty seconds using your breathing to relax. \par
Do the stretch on both sides, even if your symptoms are only on the left, as you need
to stay symmetrical. 60 seconds on both sides. Remember to increase the stretch by pulling
your knee gently toward the opposite shoulder or by sliding the opposite leg down the wall.
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