Walking can be an effective form of exercise for some people with sciatica, as it can help to increase circulation, relieve muscle tension, and reduce pressure on the sciatic nerve.
However, it’s important to talk to your osteopath before starting any new exercise routine, especially if you’re experiencing severe pain.
Your osteopath can help determine the best course of action and the types of exercises that are safe and effective for you.
In general, low-impact exercises, such as walking, swimming, or cycling, are recommended for people with sciatica as they can help improve mobility and strengthen the muscles that support the lower back without putting additional strain on the affected area. Stretching and strengthening exercises, such as yoga or physical therapy, can also help alleviate sciatica pain by improving flexibility and reducing muscle tension.
Sciatca itself is not a diagnosis so seing your osteopath will help you with a diagnosis allowing a more gailored exercise routine to be given.
It’s important to listen to your body and avoid activities that worsen your pain, and to talk to your doctor about the best course of treatment for your specific case.
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