Sciatica is the pain resulting from compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve. If the sciatic nerve becomes inflamed or compressed, it can result in numbness, pain, a tingling sensation radiating from the lower back down through a leg, foot and toes, and it can also cause a weakness in the lower leg muscles. To prevent sciatica, in order to prevent developing sciatica or to avoid it recurring. To minimise the risk of you experiencing a further episode of this debilitating problem, try improving your lifting techniques and adopting a better posture. Stretch properly before and after exercising and make sure you exercise regularly. Acquire a firm mattress to offer your spine decent support.

Every treatment and excerise to treat sciatica is different. But to help ease the pain with sciatica, stretching the muscles out and developing strong core muscles will both help. Yoga can help relieve both sciatica and lower back pain.

**Consult your practitioner before attempting any of these exercises**