Sciatica pain and tinging is caused by the compression of the sciatica nerve. This nerve, which is the longest in the body, runs from the back of the pelvis, through the buttocks and down both legs into the feet. When compressed the pain can vary from mild to severe. As most sufferers attest, sitting for long periods of time makes it worse.
If you suspect you have a herniated disc rather than sciatica please visit your GP immediately and do not attempt these exercises.
Exercise will help to relieve the symptoms of sciatica. If we become inactive for too long, the back muscles will become weak and lose conditioning. Strong core and back muscles help to support the spine and improve posture. Tight muscles can put stress on the back, irritating sciatica so stretching is also important.
Strengthening the core and back muscles. Use these abdominal exercises with the Rooboard to build a strong and stable core quickly.
Sciatica In The Office
Scientists said sedentary lifestyles were now posing as great a threat to public health as smoking, and were causing more deaths than obesity.
They urged anyone spending hours at their desk to change their daily routine to take a five minute break every hour, as well as exercise at lunchtimes and evenings.
Its not just about standing up either as the Telegraph wrote last year. We need to do something active and get all our muscles moving to help prevent sciatica and
However, taking regular breaks is not always an option and many workplaces are yet to introduce standing desks. This is where the Rooboard comes into its own and will help you to avoid the office body beatdown.
You can place it on your chair every hour for 10 minutes. This forces your core muscles to engage to maintain stability. Try raising and lowering your heels to work the abdominal muscles.
If you are able to stand at or next to your desk you can also perform single leg balance exercises.
By moving the single pad to the front of the deck you move the Rooboard into slant board mode to perform calf raises.
These three simple exercises could make a world of difference to your health in the workplace. They will also improve your core and postural strength.