Exercises for sciatica: degenerative disc disease | NHS

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In this video a physiotherapist demonstrates gentle exercises for degenerative disc disease, a form of sciatica. The aim of these exercises is to strengthen, mobilise and stabilise the surrounding area in order to prevent any further pain. This video is part of a series on exercises for sciatica. Learn about the causes of sciatica http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Sciatica/Pages/Causes.aspx


Robert Adlington M0BOB says:

Has anyone found relief from leg pain by following these exercises (in respect of degenerative disc disease)?

birdlynn says:

This is very good, thank you, for your style.

Lark says:

Self massage of psoas muscles deep in abdomen consistently help me.

Lark says:

Some good simple exercises but I consistently find, and have had this confirmed by two specialist physios who teach clinical Pilates, that it is really important not to overdo the abdominal/pelvic floor contraction. This simply worsens the area.

Eve Mcardle says:

Won’t help s bulging disc especially twisting from side to side

Chuck Jones says:

Degenerative Disc disease is not a "form of sciatica." Sciatica is not a disease. It is a set of symptoms related to numerous issues including Piriformis Syndrome, Bulging discs, degenerative disc disease, central and foraminal stenosis of the spine. Sciatica is a symptom, not a disease.

Sandra Bentley says:

If you have sciatica (as per your title), then one usually has pain.

Randy Strife says:

What ab exercises can you do with DDD?

ywmpg says:

Good exercises. Although they seem so simple, when done correctly and continually, one will see a world of relief!

Angelo Rosario says:

So jus sqweeezze you bottox to stops yuorself from weeing! Weeeéeeeee, all the way home!
This lotto piggy went weeeeeee, all the way home! LOL!!! 
No seriously, this seems like some helpful exercises to eleviate pain in the lower lumbar region for those that need help with low back pain. She also has a nice soothing voice which helps you relax!

Marwan Abu Sneineh says:

Thank you so much Sammy
any exercises for scoliosis please

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