Lumbar rotational stretch- Hip adductor stretch
Stretching can help sciatica, whether the root cause if from the impingement at the spine, or a tight piriformis muscle. In the case of the spine, the muscles that surround the spine control the position of the individual vertebrae, and loosening and balancing the tension patterns in these muscles can help to keep the spine flexible and not pushing on the nerves.
In the case of the piriformis muscle- if tension in this muscle is the cause the pain, then stretching the muscle will lengthen and soften it. This will reduce the pressure on the sciatic nerve, helping to ease the symptoms. At iFlex our professional stretch therapists are trained to distinguish which type of pain you have, and how to help it through stretching.