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Single Best Exercise for Low back pain, sciatica, and disc herniation


Low back pain, sciatica, disc bulge or herniation?  Watch this video below and it may just be your solution.  Simple, and easy to do at home without any equipment.  We see hundreds of cases of sciatica each year in our Newmarket chiropractic office, and while some cases are more stubborn than others, we are able to help most cases once the cause is found.

What can I do for relief?

Some general home care instructions for sciatica include:sciatica stretch

  1. Ice in 15 minute intervals. In some cases, heat may be beneficial as well.  Click here for proper ice/heat instructions.
  2. Intermittent movement. Never stay in one position too long, especially if it is uncomfortable.  Find the position that is most comfortable and try to move within the boundaries of comfort.
  3. A prone extension stretch has been shown to help by holding the position that gives the most relief 5-10 times per day.  Click here for a video of me showing you how to perform the stretch correctly.
  4. Choosing “anti-inflammatory” foods can help – Click here for a list.  Avoid sugary foods and alcohol which can exacerbate inflammation.

The above are general recommendations that may be helpful in lessening your pain.  However, specific spinal and pelvis adjustments and exercises have been shown to be extremely effective in treating the cause of the problem – saying goodbye to sciatica pain will allow you to start living your life again.  We have years of experience in helping those heal from sciatica – often a different approach is needed if you have been suffering for a while.

Helping you get your life back,

Dr. Jon SaundersDr. Adam Markew

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