Yoga for Sciatica Pain Relief

Get Rid of Numbness in Legs, Lower Back and Sciatica Pain Relief with Therapeutic Iyengar Yoga

Pain in Lower Back, Burning & Numbness Sensation traveling from buttocks down the back of your legs.

Are you surviving with these kinds of sensations and pain? Then, You might have Sciatica. Irritation or Compression of Sciatic Nerve results in Sciatica.

Yeah, it's bad that it hurts. But Guess What, You can get relief from Sciatica by practicing Iyengar Yoga and so without any harmful surgery and complications.

To get rid of Sciatica Pain completely, see supportive asanas for sciatica below and give it a try.

Therapeutic Yoga For Sciatica Pain Relief

Some of the important poses of yoga for sciatica pain relief which needs to be done by a sciatica patient are:

Note

  • During the treatment, all the yoga for sciatica pain relief will be performed with the help of props.
  • Patients will be treated by trained yoga teachers under the guidance of Yogacharya Rajveer Singh Chauhan.
  • The sequence and difficulty level of asanas may vary according to the condition of patients and their respective medical conditions.
  • All will be advised to perform asanas based on their current health, age and their present capacity to perform asanas.

Sciatica is a medical condition which is identified by pain occurring in the region of the body covered by sciatic nerve and the sciatic nerve runs from your lower back to the end of your legs covering the hips and buttocks.

The sciatic nerve controls the movement and sensation in the most part of the legs and the irritation or compression of sciatic nerve results in sciatica.

The sciatic nerve is the longest and the most important nerve in your body. You may feel pain in the whole back and in the front part of the legs if the condition is severe.

People affected with severe sciatica needs surgical treatment which has it’s own side effects, people above 60 years of age face more problems in the surgical process. But,

We at "Live With Yoga" treats Sciatica with Iyengar Yoga with No Pain and No Surgery.

Sciatica can be caused by a number of reasons which affect the spine and sciatic nerve of the body. Some of the common causes of the sciatica are :

  1. Slipped Disc or Herniated Disc - It is the most common cause of sciatica as about 90% of sciatica patients are known to be affected by a slipped disc.
  2. Lumbar Spinal Stenosis - It is the narrowing of the spinal cord in the lower back and this narrowing of the spinal cord puts extra pressure on the sciatic nerve and the spine.
  3. Spondylolisthesis - When one bone covers another bone by extending over it compresses the sciatic nerve.
  4. Piriformis Syndrome - In some rare cases the piriformis muscle involuntarily contracts which causes sciatica. Piriformis is the muscle that connects the lower region of the spine to the area above the knees.
  5. Pregnancy - In the later stages of pregnancy there is a risk of fetus creating extra pressure on the sciatic nerve.
  6. Tumour - A tumor inside the spine can cause the nerve to compress.
  7. Infection
  8. Muscle spasm

Risk factors of Sciatica

  1. Age - Age-related diseases like a herniated disc is the most common cause of sciatica.
  2. Obesity - Extra body weight creates stress and pressure on the spine.
  3. Occupation - A job that requires manual or labor work, excessive body movements
  4. Sitting for a long time.
  5. Diabetes
  6. Sedentary Lifestyle - Physically inactive people are at more risk of getting sciatica disease as compared to normal people.

The main symptom of sciatica is the pain in the area covered by the sciatic nerve which is the region from the lower back to the legs.

  1. Only one side of the body is affected by Sciatica.
  2. Numbness in the legs.
  3. Lower back pain
  4. Hip pain
  5. Tingling and burning in legs
  6. Weakness in the body
  7. Difficulty in standing and sitting
  8. Pain while lifting things.
  9. There is a rare symptom called incontinence in which a person is unable to control bowels, this condition requires immediate treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions of Sciatica

Both Prolonged Sitting and Standing makes sciatica worse. Sneezing, Coughing, Excess Laughing, all these factors also make sciatica worse in some people. Sciatica Patients also feels weakness in the legs along with the pain.

To relieve severe sciatica pain, you can do some relaxing therapeutic yoga asanas with support like Vishramasana with weights and ropes, Urdhva Hastasana, Supta Baddha Konasana, Adho Mukha Svanasana, etc. Doing these asanas using props provides sciatica pain relief.

Yes, Sciatica can be cured by yoga. But it needs patience and disciplined practice. Regularly practising Therapeutic Iyengar Yoga asanas using support relieves sciatica pain, reduces stiffness in the vertebrates of the spine, strengthen nerves and hence cure sciatica.

There are a lot of sciatica strethes and yoga exercises one can practice like Vishramasana, Urdhva Hastasana, Utthita Trikonasana, Parsvakonasana, Ardha Chandrasana, Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana, Adho Mukha Svanasana, Salamba Sirsasana, Bharadvajasana, Utthita Marichyasana, Supta Bharadvajasana, Supta Padangusthasana, Lower Back Traction, Setu Bandha Sarvangasana, etc. But one with sciatica pain must practice all the asanas using supports and with the help of a therapeutic yoga expert.