The 7 Best Stretches For Sciatica Relief

Including everyone's favorite yoga pose.

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The best stretches to relieve sciatica back pain.
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Sciatica is another name for nerve pain that radiates through your lower back and down your thighs, says chiropractor Andrew Goldstein, DC. To relieve it, try stretches for sciatica that are designed to relieve pressure in that area. Here’s how to get started.

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Nerve Glides

Maggie Mills, DPT says this stretch helps mobilize compressed nerves to decrease sciatica irritation.

- Lie on your back on a firm surface.

- Lift one leg into air.

- Straighten knee, then point and flex foot 20 times.

- Repeat on other leg.

Do 3x throughout the day.