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Published on Dec 5, 2010
http://www.SukieBaxter.com How to stretch your sciatic nerve - this is the best sciatica stretch to use if you suffer from sciatic nerve pain, also commonly called sciatica or piriformis syndrome. This simple stretch eases sciatic pain by lengthening your lateral rotator muscles, through which your sciatic nerve runs. When these muscles get tight, as they do from sitting for long periods of time or activities like cycling that cause abnormal tension in the hip and butt area, they impinge the sciatic nerve, causing pain down the back of the leg that doctors refer to as sciatica.
Fortunately, no drastic measures need be taken to alleviate your sciatic nerve pain. Simply use this stretch daily to lengthen the muscles impinging on your sciatic nerve and your sciatica will disappear in no time!
Also, it's important to remember to move around a lot during the day, especially if you have the kind of job that keeps you sitting for long periods. Sitting creates tension in the hips and can cause sciatic nerve pain. If you must sit for long periods, take frequent breaks. Even getting up to walk around the office for five minutes every two hours makes an enormous difference and can be just the ticket to avoiding future sciatic nerve pain.