Alleviating Sciatica Pain At Home

Sciatic nerve in sciatica pain

Sciatica pain is not an uncommon condition. Not all problems, however, are directly due to a spinal condition. Quite often it is a result of tight muscles in the deep within the buttocks.  The sciatic nerve runs through the buttock region.

Releasing the deep tight muscles in the groin will help alleviate the pressure on the sciatic nerve. While it would be ideal to get the muscle released by a professionally trained massage therapist or physiotherapist, in a pinch a foam roller or massage ball will do the trick. (an old tennis ball will also do the trick)

Piriformis muscle foam roller exercise