To obtain total sciatic nerve pain relief, the root cause must be treated. For instance, if the source of damage inflicting pressure on the sciatic nerve is a herniated disc, the disc problem will need to be addressed by a qualified back specialist.
Extension exercises may be part of the daily regimen recommended by your chiropractor or therapist. This includes lying on the stomach in a prone position and propping the upper body up on the elbows. Keep the hips on the floor and gently stretch by holding the position up to 30 seconds. This change in position from bending forward mayrelieve the pressure on the sciatic nerve. Advanced forms of extension exercises will be given as the inflammation causing sciatic nerve pain begins to resolve.