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What is the proper way to stretch to help relieve my sciatica?

Routine back stretching can reduce the nerve root compression that is causing your sciatica. When you stretch, keep your body steady in each position, and try to avoid bouncing or jerking. Hold your position for 30 seconds or longer. Your doctor can help you determine the right types of stretching exercises.

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