How Do I Treat my Sciatica at Home?
I know it must be killing you by now.
How do I Stretch the Sciatic Nerve?
We need to understand some fundamentals about nerves personalities (neurodynamics) stretch them. I’ll keep this simple. Nerves hate sustained tension (stretch), compression, and these factors deprive the nerve of oxygen.
They love being in a position of rest, being slacked, and receiving lots of oxygen.
My “go-to favorite” home remedy for sciatica is the standing leg swing Nerve Stretch.
Step by Step Instructions
- Hold on to something with the opposite arm of the sciatic nerve you’ll stretch.
- Kick the painful leg forward until you feel a very light STRETCH in the hamstring, back, or even calf. There should be NO PAIN if this is a very short distance, then that’s completely ok!
- Do 15 repetitions.
- Take a complete 60 seconds break.
- Do this 3-5 times a day if the pain isn’t made worse. If so, consult a medical professional. (recommended regardless)
The standing leg swing is a safe way to stretch the sciatic nerve by giving it what it loves rather than what it hates.