Help Relieve Lower Back Pain and Sciatica with these Two Exercises


Help Relieve Lower Back Pain and Sciatica with these Two Exercises

You can have lower back pain or sciatica even though you make all the ergonomic adjustments possible in your life. At the end of the day, your muscles ability to stabilize your bone structure and prevent undue pressure on your nerves that keeps you out of pain. This is why exercise is so important.

If you have made sure you are eliminating, or at least limiting, the repetitive stresses in your life that can cause lower back pain and sciatica and you're still having pain - then you need exercise. Repetitive stresses on our body, such as sitting with the same leg crossed all the time or standing with your weight more on one leg, can create instability in the hips (SI joint) which in turn can cause lower back pain, herniations or bulging discs in the spine, and sciatica.

The Clams and Inner Thigh Leg Lifts exercises in our video are designed to be easy on the body. These are not killer, make you sweat kind of exercises. These are stabilizing movements, working smaller muscle groups. They should be done until you start to feel the slight burn and tension, but not until you "feel the pain". We specifically put these two exercises together to create what we call, Counter Muscle Balancing. This exercise mechanic happens when you strengthen opposing muscle groups of any joint, therefore balancing the muscular pull on the joint. When you do this, the muscles can relax without the need for stretching, allowing them to continuously stabilize the joint.

If you really would like to complete the hip and lower back stabilization and fully Counter Muscle Balance your body, you'd want to do exercises that strengthen and stabilize the back of the legs (hamstrings) and front of the thighs (quads and hip flexors) along with exercises for the abs, obliques and lower back muscles. Put it all together and you have a complete system for preventing or relieving lower back pain and sciatica.


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