Stretching can help… Sometimes. But if you’re experiencing sciatica, most likely that sciatic nerve is irritated for some reason. When you stretch a muscle, not only are you lengthening the muscle, but the nerves as well. During this technique, the nerves are deprived of oxygen, and this can cause further irritation.
The hamstrings can have a role in sciatica. Learn more about how you can safely mobilize them to relieve your pain.
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