Sciatica Exercises: The Best Stretches for Optimal Pain Relief
Seated Sciatic Nerve Flossing
When the sciatic nerve is compressed, flossing allows the nerve to loosen free from impingement. Sitting in a chair, with perfect posture, begin to extend the knee into a straight leg, while keeping the toes pointing back. Once the knee is extended, tilt the head backward as far as possible. Slowly lower the foot back down, while simultaneously - at the same speed – tilt the head down as far as possible. The head should be as far down at the same instance that knee is fully flexed. Straighten the leg again while bringing the head back up. The head should be as far back as possible at the same moment the knee becomes extended. Repeat this movement fifteen to twenty times.