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How To Get A Deep Piriformis Stretch To Get Rid Of Sciatica, Hip & Lower Back Pain

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Sciatica is a broad term that encompasses a variety of conditions which all serve to irritate the sciatic nerve.

For example, low back pain can lead to sciatica, piriformis syndrome can lead to sciatica, and tightness in various muscles can lead to sciatica.

In this article, we will take a look at 10 piriformis stretches that can help to relieve the symptoms of sciatica.


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The Sciatic Nerve and The Piriformis Muscle

The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the entire body. It extends from the low back all the way to the foot on both sides.

Along this nerve’s pathway lies the piriformis muscle. The sciatic nerve, at one point along its journey toward the feet, knifes through the piriformis muscle, where it can often become pinched.

Let’s take a look at each of these structures in depth.

The Sciatic Nerve

10 deep piriformis stretches to get rid of sciatica hip pain

As was stated earlier, the sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the body. Because of this, the sciatic nerve innervates many different muscles along its path.

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