Sciatica is a real pain in the back and a pain in the rear – literally.
Your sciatic nerve runs down your lower back, near your rectal region, and down each leg. Abnormal pressure or irritation of the nerve in any way can cause pain to radiate down some or all of these areas.
That’s the bad news.
The good news is that comparatively speaking, most cases of sciatica are easy to treat. Ninety percent of people suffering from sciatica never need surgery, and can instead assuage their pain with a few stretches. That said, these stretches tend to be on the more complex side.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at the symptoms and causes of sciatica as well as a few stretches that can help you manage and alleviate the sciatica pain.