The sciatic nerve is the longest in the body, extending from the base of the spine, down through the leg, all the way to the foot. Sciatica may be caused by the nerve becoming irritated or pinched, perhaps as a result of injury or illness of some kind, and the result is tingling, numbness, weakness, and possibly intense and/or chronic pain from the lower back down through the leg.
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Sciatica can be mild or debilitating. It can cause discomfort when standing or sitting, and it might even result in difficulties moving or bending your lower extremities in severe cases. While it’s always best to confer with your doctor for diagnosis and treatment options when you experience pain, you might not be keen on the idea of pharmaceuticals, surgery, or other medical interventions.
In this case, you’ll be happy to hear that the gentle stretching of certain yoga poses can offer almost immediate relief when coping with the pain of sciatica. Here are several poses that can quickly reduce your sciatic pain.