Do you suffer from a deep, nagging pain down your leg? Or suffer from low back pain that can sometimes radiates to your backside? Approximately 39% of adults in the US report suffering from low back pain, according to the CDC in 2019. Sciatica is commonly referenced when determining the cause of back pain.
Allied Wellness Health Coach and Physical Therapist, Dr. Crouse, has created an insightful newsletter reviewing what Sciatica is and what causes it. Some common risk factors are:
- Low back or spinal injury
- Occupation with frequent heavy lifting, bending, or twisting
- A sedentary lifestyle.
Dr. Crouse also provides instructions on how to do 3 different types of stretches that may help if you have sciatica nerve pain!