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Pain in the Butt or Leg? – Try a Sciatic Nerve Floss

Sciatica or leg pain is caused by the is irritation usually usually due to cumulative injury to the nerve over time. The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the human body (about the width of your thumb), it travels down the back of each thigh, calf, and foot. The nerve splits into two nerves behind the knee. The sciatic nerve starts from the lower spine on either side and travels deep in the pelvis to the lower buttocks before going down the back of the leg. Half the nerve (Fibular portion) supplies the muscles on the outside portion of the leg and top of the foot. The other half (tibial portion) supplies the muscles of the calf and bottom of the foot. Sciatica is typically described as pain that shoots down the back of one thigh or localized in the buttock region. Sciatica pain can be burning, tingling, or numbness on one side of the leg. It may also be pain present on one side of the buttocks that worsens when sitting for a long time. Sciatic Nerve Floss in the video below can be used to reduce the irritation of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve will be utilized to treat the sciatic nerve. Nerve Flosses are used to break the nerve free from adhesions or irritation over time that have caused the nerve to stick to the structures (like muscles, tendons, or ligaments) around the nerve and reduce the mobility of the nerve.  

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Patient is lying on their back with arms straight into the air towards the ceiling. Hips and knees are both bent to 90°. Core activation is established and coordinated with breathing. Patient then straightens one limb at a time and improves to contra-lateral limb reaches. Patient can also rotate to each side without spinal rotation to emphasize abdominal oblique chains.  

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