Sciatica Relief for Authors

If you have a pain in the butt, down the leg, or lower leg pain, you may not only be sitting too much or getting too little exercise, you may be suffering from Sciatica or Piriformis Syndrome. These conditions are responsible for pain anywhere along the pathway of the sciatic nerve.

Here are a few tips and exercises that may help (p.s.: see link to video demonstration of exercises below):

Start the Day Off Right

“Trigger Point Releases” - get a tennis ball and sit down on a mat or carpeted area (Hint: perform all four releases on your “bad” side first. If you have time, repeat the releases on your “good” side.)

  1. Sacrotuberous Ligament - sit on the floor with your knees up and feet flat
  1. Piriformis Muscle
  1. Gluteus Maximus
  1. Gluteus Medius

At the Desk

“Healthy Passive Sitting”

Break Time

  1. “Twisted Triangle” - Stand facing the wall with legs apart in a wide `vee' and arms opened straight out to the sides
  1. “Piriformis Stretch” - Lie on your back on the floor, with knees bent and feet flat on the floor

Proofreading & Business Calls

“Knees Up” - Lie on your back on the floor near the sofa

20-Minute Rule

Back experts warn that we should not sit for more than 20 minutes at a time

Video Demonstration of Exercises

Take this link to watch my YouTube video demonstrating the exercises:

Happy pain free writing!

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— Rebecca