Walking can relieve your sciatic pain by spurring the release of pain-fighting endorphins and reducing inflammation. On the other hand, poor walking form may aggravate your sciatica symptoms.
To help improve your form—and avoid sciatic pain—try these 2 walking tips:
Long strides can irritate your sciatic nerve by compressing your lumbar discs.
Follow these pointers to shorten your steps:
Actively engaging your abdominal muscles protects your sciatic nerve roots by minimizing pressure on your spine.
Here’s how to use your abdominal muscles:
If walking isn't for you, try one of these low-impact aerobic exercise options:
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