Have you ever had a pain in the butt? And no, this does not refer to your significant other, kids, friends or foes. This is regarding issues with your backside tissues of glutes, legs and sometimes lower back.
You may have also heard the term: Sciatica
Sciatica is defined as: pain affecting the back, hip and outer side of the leg, caused by compression of a spinal nerve root in the lower back. This can be caused by sitting too long in the same position (often associated with a sedentary lifestyle).
Here’s some things you can do about your pain in the butt:
- Limit your sitting time, that means get up and move around. Put a self-timer/reminder to get up and move around, stretch or just walk up and down some stairs.
- Get trigger happy-meaning find a tennis ball or Lacrosse ball. Place the ball under the area to alleviate pain. Gently roll your body (glute area) into the ball. Hold for about 30-45 seconds and repeat 2 – 3 times. Keep moving the ball in the areas that you bother you.
3. Get physical: Walking, running, swimming, basically in type of physical activity that will increase your heart rate without causing issues with your sciatica.
If you’ve experienced any type of pain or discomfort, we highly encourage you to see your healthcare provider(s). There are benefits of having adjustments and physio massages for “preventative health maintenance”. (Chiropractors and physio sports massage therapists are fantastic!)
If you have questions about how an active lifestyle can battle sciatica, or would like additional details please contact Coach Tina Klein.