Exercising With Sciatica: Here’s How, According To Experts

Exercising with sciatica may seem like an impossible task if you have it, but it could ease your symptoms, experts say. The sciatic nerve is the longest in your body, starting with the nerve roots in your lumbar spine (lower back) which then run through your hips, buttocks and legs, to your feet.

According to Spine Health, sciatic pain affects 10-40% of the population and refers to symptoms that can be diagnosed as numbness, pain and tingling in the back and legs caused by a myriad of factors such as aging or herniated disc. For the majority of people, acute (mild) sciatica gets better in four to six weeks without medical intervention, but for others it can progress to a lifelong chronic condition.

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