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

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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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Sciatica is when you have pain, weakness or tingling that radiates down your leg. It is usually caused by disc problems in your spinal column but can also be caused by other problems. The pain involved in sciatica can vary from a ...

mild tingling to severe, disabling pain. It usually occurs on one side. Because sciatica is a symptom, the cause of the problem needs to be discovered and treated. If you have severe sciatica, you may want to consult a neurologist, a doctor who specializes in the nervous system.

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