These days many people suffer from Sciatica pain. Sciatica is a symptom rather an illness or physical problem. Generally it is the condition where pain starting in lower back going down the legs. It is also refereed to the condition where a pain is caused due to compression of a lumbar or sacral nerve due to a spinal disc herniation.
Common causes of Sciatica
Common Treatment of Sciatica
Most common treatments suggested for sciatica are medications for pain relief and muscle relaxation. Physio therapy is also advised for lower back strengthening and stretching. Yoga for Sciatica Yoga can be very helpful in cases of sciatica as it can help in strengthening back muscles, realignment of spinal vertebras and improving blood circulation in the sciatica nerve. Yoga asanas beneficial for Sciatica
Yoga asanas to be avoided during Sciatica
It is also important to remember that some yoga poses can also increase the pain by putting more pressure on the Sciatica nerve. Generally it is recommended to avoid seated forward bends, sitting in cross legged position, poses where the knee bends more than 90 degrees and sitting in positions where the knees are positioned higher than the hips.
Written by: Yogi Ram