[ SCIATICA ]
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Let's talk sciatica.
You have undoubtedly heard of someone, maybe yourself, having sciatica. The term gets thrown around to describe any symptom in the leg, although a symptom in the leg is not inherently sciatica.
Typically it will be a pain or electric type symptom that shoots into the butt, or back of the thigh. It can also feel like a numbness of tingling. It can be transient in nature in many cases and resolve on it's own.
But I typically suggest seeing a healthcare professional if you're experiencing neurological symptoms as it can be very difficult to deal with.
That said, I've got some sliders, tensioners and flossing demo'd in the video. Sliders are essentially slacking one end of the body and moving within that slack. Tensioners are essentially pulling at both ends which is more aggressive and not usually something I go to often. Flossing is probably some combination of the two.
🔑 The goal is not to aggravate symptoms. So start gentle with any of these. Of note, many people will feel tension in the slump test position. This doesn't necessarily mean anything.
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