People often come to me after suffering with sciatica for weeks, months, and even years.
In fact, some experts estimate that up to 40% of people will experience sciatica at some point in their lives.
When sciatica strikes it can become debilitating very quickly.
The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the human body...
It runs from the lower back down the leg, and ends right below the knee.
When this large nerve becomes irritated it can cause everything from numbness and tingling to excruciating pain.
Typically, this pain is aggravated by longer periods of sitting.
There are several spinal and joint conditions that can cause sciatica that may require injections or even surgery to treat.
But most people are surprised to learn that sciatica can also be caused by a little-known muscular condition called Piriformis Syndrome.
The piriformis muscle is a very small muscle that is located deep in the buttock, behind the gluteus maximus.
It is responsible for helping to stabilize the hip joint and rotate the leg and foot outward.
But when the piriformis muscle becomes tight and tense, it can compress the sciatic nerve and case excruciating pain in the lower back and leg.
While Piriformis Syndrome can be a painful nuisance to say the least, there is good news…
Unlike other causes of sciatica, Piriformis Syndrome can typically be treated without injections, adjustments or surgery.
In fact, since Piroformis Syndrome is a muscular disorder, many people have found relief with a simple series of targeted stretching movements.
There are a wide variety of simple stretches that can release the piriformis muscle…
Some can even be done quickly and easily while sitting in a chair.
But the key to achieving long-term relief, and preventing future flare-ups comes from correcting the imbalances in the body that caused the piriformis muscle to tighten in the first place.
It all comes down to the right series of simple movements…
To release the muscles that pull the spine out of its natural alignment…
And stabilize the the hips and pelvis for long-term healthy joints.
The Back to Life Complete Healthy Back system is a method designed to unlock tight muscles, improve core strength and reverse the postural imbalances that lead to back pain and injury. This simple, at-home program brings your spine and pelvis back into their optimal alignment for long-term stability and pain relief. This program has been used by over 150,000 people of all ages and all walks of life. It is designed with modifications and variations for every age and body type.
For over a decade Emily has been known as an international fitness and healthy back expert. After surviving a near-fatal car accident as a child, Emily experienced years of debilitating back pain. In 2008 she developed the Back to Life system to stop her own chronic pain, and she has dedicated her life to helping other people naturally and permanently find the same relief. When she isn’t working with clients at her studio or speaking at international conferences, Emily enjoys playing at home with her two young boys.