10 Piriformis Stretches to Get Rid of Sciatica, Hip, and Lower Back Pain

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10 Piriformis Stretches to Get Rid of Sciatica, Hip, and Lower Back Pain

Sciatica pain is an extremely uncomfortable and unbearable health issue and can be a result of an injury, spinal stenosis, ruptured disk, etc.

As soon as one experiences pain in the sciatic nerve, she/he needs to immediately check the lower back and hips.

According to Dr. Mark Kovach, a stretch that could allow hip rotation would be highly beneficial. This pain stretches to the feet and the lower limb, as this nerve connects the femur and the spine. In fact, it is the basic muscle for noticeable movements of feet, hips, and upper legs.


The piriformis syndrome occurs when the sciatic nerve goes through the muscle, and it is characterized by hip and lower back pain.

It is estimated that around 40 percent of people will experience sciatic nerve pain or sciatica at some point in their lives. In most cases, these issues are treated with medications such as muscle relaxants, aspirin, ketoprofen, antidepressants, and acetaminophen.

If you suffer from these issues, you can naturally relieve the pain with the help of the following exercises:

Supine Piriformis Side Stretch

Lie on the floor with a straight back and flat legs. Raise the painful leg, put the foot on the outside of the other leg, and drag the knee across the middle line of the body. Hold for 30 seconds, and repeat with the other leg.

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