Best Exercises for Sciatica Pain Relief, Herniated Disk, & Spinal Stenosis

Best Exercises for Sciatica Pain Relief, Herniated Disk, & Spinal Stenosis

38 comments on “Best Exercises for Sciatica Pain Relief, Herniated Disk, & Spinal Stenosis

  1. Daydreaming Leann Post author

    Im only 37 but due to several falls i pinched a Sciatica nerve and broke my tail bone healed poorly. I have pain sitting at the tail bone and running leg pain standing. But from what u describe the standing pain is maybe that spinal instead. I was told physical therapy woudnt help me. I believe your videos are helping.

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  2. Patricia Schexnaildre Post author

    Would you please show some exercises for very painful arthritis in the lower back….I know so many of us need that!! Thank you!

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  3. Shane Ashby Post author

    Thank You so much for all these videos about back injuries, how to manage them and most importantly how to prevent them. You guys are Awesome ๐Ÿ‘ Can we please have more videos about Sciatica?

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  4. Slinky108 Post author

    Thank you guys. I did suffer with sciatica and lower back pain as a truck driver quite a bit. An inversion table changed my life!

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  5. John Turner Post author

    Hey guys… I love your show. I've had L4L5 back surgery. Some times I get a lot of stiffness & nerve pain . Fellas can u do a segment about this issue. Me & ppl like me could really use it. Thanks Guys….

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  6. fat man skinny woman Post author

    are there such things as sciatica specialist to get personalized ideas and discuss in person regularly

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  7. Jody Vajko Post author

    Love your videos, you two! My condition is rare yet, do you have general leg strength and flexibility exercises? I am recovering from Guillan-Barre Syndrome with severe neuropathy in feet, up into my ankles, and tightness in heels and calves. Mid-July I couldn't walk at all. Now using a cane!

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  8. Mairead G Post author

    Okay guys! Where did you purchase those chairs – love to know as they seem acceptable for h. disc and spinal stenosis. Sooo difficult to find any chair to sit in so would really be a great help.
    Can't thank you both enough for all the videos for the many chronic pain sufferers out here

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  9. DarkShadowAy Post author

    Hey guys, long time subscriber here. A recommendation: Can you put title information with timestamps to the exercises. When using these videos as a reference, it makes it so much easier given the length of the videos. e.g. 1:43 – First Exercise etc …

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  10. Weather Reporter: John Blake Post author

    Learning on the shopping cart helps too. ๐Ÿ˜Š

    I sit way too much. Retired. Had stenosis micro surgery three years ago. Still have tingling in left leg. After watching this video today, I was motivated to do the probe press ups. Added the left leg stretch (crawling). Pain is gone thanks to the surgery. I use the โ€œlean backsโ€. They are awesome after an hour sitting on car rides. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

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  11. CJ Post author

    Bob and Brad's videos continue to be a huge part of my recovery the press ups saved me from my leg pain I'm at about 92% from injury date and they're correct walking if possible is the best exercise to help recover quickly I'm back to traveling for work and it's all about sitting management stand when you can. Keep trusting that you will get better and stay positive

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  12. jay wellington Post author

    No medical insurance and multiple injuries that need therapy. I got to the point of being disabled and not enjoying life because of inactivity. God Bless you guys for your videos! My leg is numb but the pain from sciatica is gone. Now to work on my Achilles which have crippled me. Then my slipped disc in my back. It's all had me so depressed and feeling defeated. What would I…WE do without you. I hope you read this letter of appreciation for sharing your knowledge. It's saving lives. Thank you, both. Never stop.

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  13. Jm MALDONADO Post author

    Hello bob and brad Iโ€™m 15 years old going on too 16 you guys helped me with a bulging disk and my symptoms and gone away so thanks you soooo much for that but now I have a problems with my lower back my thoracolumbar fascia feels tight and and when I lay down i lift my but in the air like a bridge my but starts to shake and hurt and than my hips always hurt and when I sit down and raise my legs my back hurts I seen doctors but they seem to not know what it is I really need help please respond with a solution.

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  14. maria elena jimenez Post author

    Hi guys thanks for another great video. so glad you mentioned that little pesky muscle the periformis. I've found that when I get an attack, not often, sometimes to the ankle, sometimes not, the first thing I do is start to drink a lot of water. Not sure if there's any connection but I'm thinking I need to hydrate myself. Then I do that stretch you just demonstrated where you bring your knees to you while lying on your back and hold. Then I message the periformis which is located in your buttock, if I'm not mistaken, I rub, really get in there till I feel that twinge, then I hold , still pressing hard for c20 seconds. Boy will you feel it, but it helps release that nerve spasm. I do a variation of this so I don't kill my fingers, lol . I go up against a wall with a tennis ball against my backside, and roll the ball around till I feel that nerve, then I really push into the wall and hold for c20 seconds. Wow. You'll see stars, but it really helps. Thanks again for all your great work.

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  15. Deborah Newman Post author

    Why would you compress the disc even more by pressing up with your arms? Doesn't that make a herniated disc worse? If pulling a ball up between your knees feels good and opens up the compression, then pushing up with your arms (or any other exercise that compresses the discs) seems like it would result in the opposite result.

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  16. Josh Terry Post author

    What if someone has spinal stenosis AND L5 S1 disc herniation? The exercises you promote for stenosis put the lower back into flexion which can aggravate the herniated disc, correct?

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  17. moto367 Post author

    Thanks for all the helpful videos. I've been diagnosed with disc bulge in L3,4 &5. Your videos have helped with relieving some of the pain. I'm wondering what your thoughts are on DRS Protocol? The treatment sounds appealing as it's supposed to put the discs back in place. Thanks again

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  18. MindingMyPeas Post author

    Do you have specific advice related to prenatal sciatica or is it treated the same? I would love to see a video addressing prenatal back and hip pain

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  19. Mable Sampson Post author

    I must say: I have been following you guys for 4 months and the information you have provided has put $1000 a month back in my pocket ๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ณ When I think of ALL THE MONEY I have thrown at my problem (spinal stenosis, sciatica and a herniated disc at L4L5) over the last 25 years with no cure, I want to kick my own ass ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ After listening to your recommendations, I spend 8 mins stretching in the morning (pelvic tilts, windshield wipers) and because I love to do Zumba 5 days a week, I added 20 mins of ice, 2x, with 15 mins on my inversion table and then a 20 min stretch routine. Iโ€™m feeling as good as I can feel everyday. And itโ€™s all because a friend told me about you guys. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸพโœŒ๐Ÿพ keep up the wonderful work. And, Brad, I think you are getting more buff every time I see you ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜Ž

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  20. TheGranti7a Post author

    Why the seemingly unconscious placement of hands on TOP of the knee cap, is beyond me. Let the kneecap be unfettered. Grab behind the knee- always!

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  21. Dawnna Wayburne Post author

    I enjoy your videos enormously. I have Spondylolisthesis at L4-L5 and some mild stenosis at L5 with sciatic symptoms significant nerve pain radiating down my L leg. Sitting is fine but sleeping /lying down exacerbates the symptoms. Why would that be? and what relief mechanisms can I employ?

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  22. sue y Post author

    I don't understand if I have sciatica from spinal stenosis or piriformus. It doesn't hurt till I walk. I've only hurt over last 6-10 months. I've had scoliosis fairly severe since 12 and had no problems but I also suspect that the imbalance at my age over 65 might be part of problem. Also I started working out with a trainer once a week 16 months ago. It's mostly based on resistance training with weights and kettle balls (not very heavy). And I do sixty minutes on a stationary bike at interval levels. This is twice a week. My sciatica is only usually left side in front or back of thigh. Not lower or buttocks and I use ice and Tens unit on lower back to relieve.

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