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9 Exercises That Can Ease Sciatica Pain

Silver Sneakers reports on the best stretches and exercises for sciatica relief according to Brian Jones PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, physical therapist at HSS.

“Exercise can treat and eliminate pain,” explained Jones, who cited exercise brings relief by limiting sciatica’s aggravating factors, such as friction or compression between muscles and movement dysfunction.

Jones emphasized the importance of safety and advised those to listen to the body and to not try to push through anything that doesn’t feel right. “Rather than pushing through, it’s important to figure out what motions improve your pain and do more of that, and what motions worsen your pain, so you can temporarily avoid those,” said Jones.

Read the article at Silversneakers.com.