Piriformis Stretches for Sciatic Pain

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"In as much as 22% of the population, the sciatic nerve pierces the piriformis muscle.
Because of this, a trauma to the buttocks causing muscle spasms or inflammation could compress the sciatic nerve. This can cause pain which generally starts in the buttocks and can be severe enough to extend all the way down your leg.
Luckily, if you are one of these people there are a few simple stretches that can get you on track to healthy recovery. Make a habit out of doing these standing and laying down piriformis muscle stretches throughout your day.
Of course, don"t over do it and hurt yourself. The goal is to get that piriformis muscle to release out of his "fight or flight" state and into a calm "rest and relaxation" mode."

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