3 Steps To Relieve Sciatica Pain In 2 Minutes

Dr. Mark Wiley of Lose The Back Pain explains three techniques sciatica-sufferers can do on themselves to ease their pain, and judging from the response I have seen to Wiley’s techniques, these work well for a lot of people. All together these three moves, done twice each, take around 2 minutes.

Dr. Mark Wiley’s Three Sciatica Pain Relief Moves

1. Let one arm hang straight down the side of your body. Point your fingers toward the middle of your thigh (for many people, this will just be where your hand hangs. Some may have to haunch over somewhat) and push a finger/three fingers into the muscle of your middle thight on the side of your body.

Rub there with the pressure of your finger/fingers in a rotating motion. Wiley says that this should make you feel some discomfort, but that discomfort should feel “like a good pain, not an injury pain” — like a release, like when you get a massage.

Rub this way for around 15 seconds or so.

2. Drop down on one knee. The other knee is bent so your thigh sticks out straight from your body. There is a bone on the side of your knee. Locate that bone, and right underneigh the crest of that bone there is another accupressure point. Use a thumb to press on that spot and rotate in a rubbing motion.

Rub this way for around 15 seconds or so.

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3. Find a space between the bone on your foot that leads up to your small toe. Push a thumb into the space between that bone and the bone that leads up to the toe next to your small toe. Press in pretty good (but not injury hard), but this one doesn’t need rubbing.

Rub this way for around 15 seconds or so.

Repeat steps 2 and 3. Then stand up and do another 30 seconds of step 1.