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Today's sciatica stretch is the Foam Roll Massage to the Hamstring muscles. Hamstrings can become extremely tight while compensating for one’s posture, and this can often place a severe strain on the lower back.
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Start position: On the floor with room to move with a Foam Roller.
While doing the foam roll massage to the hamstrings, don’t forget that it is important to use your arms to lift your body up as you move forward and back. This stretch will promote more blood flow to the area to increase the healing. It also increases extensibility of the hamstring muscle. The foam roll also massages your sciatic nerve because it runs close to the hamstring muscle.
This is just one in our Series of Free Sciatica Stretches that we offer to everyone to help relieve their Sciatica pain! If you would like to see a video of Dr. Amy perform the stretch (as seen in the picture above), as well as receive the other stretches in the series, just fill out the form on this page!
At the Illinois Back Institute we strive to educate everyone as much as possible about their back pain and sciatica, because it is proven that the more people know about their problem the more likely they are to eliminate it!
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