Sciatic nerve irritation causes hip and lower back pain, which spreads downwards to the limbs and feet. About 4 out of 10 people will develop sciatica or irritation of this nerve at some point in life.
Sciatic nerve is located deep in the buttock, beneath the piriformis muscle, so its constriction and swelling can also cause sciatica pain and irritations.
The muscle connects the top of the femur to the spine, and it’s the main one that supports the outward movement of the hip, upper leg, and foot.
This nerve can pass through this muscle and thus cause sciatica symptoms, or known as piriformis syndrome, characterized by pain in the lower back and hips, poor movement, and balance.
The main cause of this pain is the swelling or constriction of the piriformis muscle, but it can also be a result of some other factors as well.
This pain is treated with medications, like aspirin, acetaminophen, or NSAIDs, physical therapy, and surgery.
Often the intense pain is treated with antidepressants, muscle relaxants, and painkillers.
You will just spend your lifetime on medications if you just numb the symptoms and do nothing about the irritation of the nerve.
These piriformis stretches offer incredible effects in the treatment of sciatica pain.
You also must warm up before the stretches for a few minutes, and remain within the comfort limits. You should consult your spine specialist first and start with these piriformis stretches for sciatica relief. You will be amazed by the positive effects!