6 Sciatica Stretches to Prevent and Relieve Hip and Lower Back Pain

Sciatica and low back pain are a common problem for a big part of the American population nowadays. About 60-80% of Americans suffer from back pain – it can either be simple soreness or a more severe pain. Regardless of the severity of the pain you’re experiencing, you don’t need to pay thousands of dollars for ineffective treatments. There are quite a few simple stretches that will relieve your sciatica pain and help you feel normal again.

The benefits of stretching

Stretching will support your back and make it more flexible and durable. It will help you pick up something off the ground again, and do simple chores you previously couldn’t. Stretching will allow a greater range of motion and relieve the pain in your back, hips, abs and pelvis. Here are 6 great stretches against sciatica:

Wide forward fold

Sit on the floor and keep your knees bent and your back straight, then straighten your legs and try to reach your feet with both hands – lean forward if you can’t. This stretch will improve the mobility in your hips and reduce your pain.

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