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Sciatica

What are good exercises for sciatic pain caused by a herniated disc?

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  • ASpencer Richards, MD, Sports Medicine, answered on behalf of Intermountain Healthcare

    Sciatica can be very frustrating. Core strengthening is a key to help stabilize the spine and decrease the compression on your herniated discs. We recommend starting with "isometric" exercises, such as planks, and gentle stretching. With time, medications, and proper strengthening most of these cases resolve.

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