Sciatica. It hurts, but mostly it’s an inconvenience, right? I need to be doing XYZ, but instead I’m gulping down ibuprofen and trying ice, heat, whatever only to get zero relief. So frustrating!
Ten years ago when I herniated a disc in my lower back, the doc told me that at some point I would probably experience sciatica. I’m so fortunate that it waited a decade to get me to the point of…of…this:
It went on for several days this week without letting up one bit no matter what I did.
Yoga! When I used to do 1-2 hours of yoga a day, all of my various back pains vanished. Magic. Why did I not think about this sooner?!
Duh! I’ve done this video a dozen times before!
Within minutes of starting this video, I was getting some relief. By the time I was in savasana, the pain was gone. GONE. No meds, no ice, no heat, no pouting needed. Problem solved!
So if you deal with that miserable, radiating, down-the-whole-freaking-leg pain, do this (as long as you have the go ahead from your doc, of course). You’ll be blown away by the near-instant relief.
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I hope some of you benefit from this video like I did!