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Doing laundry. Picking up the back yard. Doing dishes. Lifting at the gym. All of it can tweak my back and leave me in unbearable pain for the day. Part of it is that I carry extra weight in the front putting extra pressure on my lower back. Some of it is childbirth and the mess of my first delivery that caused sciatic nerve damage and some of it is that I sit and type at my desk most of the day, causing bad posture. Treating it has been virtually impossible. Regular OTC pain medications barely touch it and just ‘resting’ does not do much. A while back I mentioned the pain to my mom and she told me she has the same thing. Not to my degree, but pretty bad and tweaked by household chores. She shared with me some stretches that have really helped. So, as I battle my pain, I do these. I have also now added Curamin® Stop Pain Now Extra Strength to my efforts. I have been using it for over a week now and I have to say, combined with the 5 Stretches to Help Lower Back and Sciatica Nerve Pain it actually is working!
I found Curamin® Stop Pain Now in the 60 count bottle at my local Sprouts market. It has been recognized throughout the natural product industry for pain relief with 28 awards and counting, which is why I tried it. It is a safe, effective, non-addictive herbal formula, which is different from over-the-counter pain medications and prescription drugs that can sometimes have negative side effects. I am all about putting better options into my body and Curamin® definitely fits the bill. I take it right after Crossfit and it helps almost immediately!
Curamin®, I feel, has made a real difference in my chronic lower back pain. I take it when I leave the gym everyday and I can go about my daily life pain free. It has been really great for me, especially in conjunction with these stretches!
5 Stretches to Help Lower Back and Sciatica Nerve Pain
The names are what I call these stretches, they are not ‘scientific’. But they have done wonders!
The Chair Stretch – every morning, I sit in my kitchen chair and do this for about 5 minutes. I try to repeat it in the afternoon because I feel like it helps most with consistency. Sit in a chair straight. Pop out your lower back behind you and hold for 10 seconds. Then push it forward for 10 seconds. Repeat for about 5 minutes to get the maximum effect.
The Cat Cradle – Lay flat on your back and inhale. Pull both knees up and wrap your arms around them, forming a ball. Hold for about 15 seconds, let your legs down and exhale. Repeat at least 10 times.
The Leg Stretch – this is actually one of my favorites and I do it before, during and after my work out. Pull one knee up to your chest. Wrap the opposite hand around the knee and pull it over to the other side, keeping your other arm out straight. You should feel a great pull on your lower back and sciatic. Hold for 30 seconds and repeat on the other side.
The Scorpion Stretch – this one I love. Especially if my sciatica is really bothering me. Lay flay on your stomach and place your hands at your side. Stay for about 30 seconds. Pull your hands up to shoulder level and push up. Hold for 30 seconds. Repeat and you should feel your sciatica start to release and the pain subside.
The Cow Stretch – This one is similar to the Chair stretch, but on all 4’s. This one helps me if ther lower back pain is dull. It sort of releases the muscles so I can relax. Sit on all 4’s with a flat back. Push the lower back out and hold for 10 seconds. Then pull it in for 10 more seconds. Repeat as necessary for your pain.
Over the last year and a half, as I have gotten more and more into CrossFit, especially, I have needed to do these stretches almost daily. But since adding Curamin® a week and a half ago, I have felt more relief than just stretching alone. Plus, it works really fast which is important to me!
How do you deal with your lower back or sciatica nerve pain? Are you passionate about more natural pain management too? I would love to hear!
I love your “non-scientific” names. :) I learned a few of these or something similar in a pilates class that I took a few years ago. They really are helpful! #client