Sciatica Blog Posts

How to Describe Your Chronic Sciatica to Friends and Family

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Here are some tips to help you talk about your sciatica symptoms with others and find a sympathetic companion on your chronic pain journey.

Sciatica Treatment at Home

Medical illustration showing a herniated disc in the lumbar spine
Learn about general and condition-specific treatments that you can try at home to relieve your sciatica symptoms.

What to Look for in a Pillow if You Have Sciatica

Woman holding a pillow against her face
A little-known method to relieve sciatica while lying down is to use pillows in specific ways.

3 Little-Known Tips for Sleeping with Sciatica

Woman laying on her back on the bed with a pillow under her knees.
These 3 helpful tips, backed by medical research, can help you find relief from sciatica and regain control of your sleep schedule.

A Guide to Finding Sciatica Relief While at the Office

Woman grabbing her lower back while sitting at her desk.
Learn specific techniques and exercises for relief from sciatica during your workday—helping you to focus on your work and get your mind off your back and leg pain.

2 Walking Tips to Avoid Sciatica Pain

Two elderly people walking with cross country sticks.
Walking is a simple, low-impact exercise that can help relieve your sciatica. Follow these two tips to maintain good posture while walking and avoid further irritation of your sciatic nerve roots.

A Simple Stretch for Sciatica Caused by Spinal Stenosis

Woman lying on the ground performing a back flexion stretch
If your sciatica symptoms are caused by spinal stenosis, back flexion exercises may provide you with meaningful pain relief.

Easy Hamstring Stretches to Alleviate Your Sciatica Symptoms

Woman laying on the ground with one leg perpendicular to the floor doing the wall hamstring stretch
If you have sciatica, you may have never considered that your tight hamstrings might be a contributing factor. Learn two easy hamstring stretches that may help alleviate your sciatica symptoms

Is Surgery the Quickest Path to Sciatica Relief?

Sciatic nerve with radiating pain in the buttocks and upper thigh
Learn some useful pointers on the overall success of surgeries for sciatica based on medical research from surgical trials.

How Your Walking Posture Affects Your Sciatic Nerve

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If your sciatica symptoms start or flare up when you walk, your walking posture may be the cause.