How to do a nerve stretch
Matt, a Spinal Physiotherapist, teaches how to ease leg pain using nerve flossing stretches.
Doing a nerve stretch is gentle and easy to do.
Nerve stretches can be very effective for helping sciatic nerve pain that is coming from your low back.
The first nerve stretch is called the slump nerve flossing stretch, and is performed sitting up. The second option is to do the active knee extension flossing stretch laying on your back. Both are equally as effective, just pick which version suits you best.
Ensure you have no symptoms whilst doing the stretches, they should be gentle and pain free. If they ease your pain then do them regularly. Some people use these stretches up to 4 times per day to relieve their leg pain that is coming from their low back.
Do these stretches slowly and build up to doing ten repetitions each time.
Sciatic nerve pain is common and the good news is that it’s usually will go away quickly. Leg pain doesn’t mean there is anything damaged or seriously wrong with your back.
Check our video on the best back stretches to help low back pain if you also have back pain.
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