Sciatica Flare Up: Vacuuming Hack For Low Back Pain (AVOID THIS)

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When you’re doing your house chores, it’s very easy to forget about using proper form to protect your lower back. But remember, it’s easier to prevent a lower back, disc injury, or sciatica than to treat it.

One of the most common complains I receive from people with low back pain and sciatica, is how vacuuming increases the pain.

This increase in pain is due to the fact that vacuuming forces the lumbar spine into what is probably the worst movement for your low back: a combination of flexion and rotation.

This motion puts a lot of strain in the low back and also makes the lumbar discs very prone to injury and may even cause disc herniations when done while carrying heavy objects.

For this reason, it is important that you modify your technique when vacuuming your house, especially if you already suffer from low back pain, a herniate disc, or a pinched sciatic nerve.

To avoid a sciatica flare up, it is best to place the vacuum to one side and walk your way back and forth. This takes the low back and discs completely out of the movement.

To add to that, it is important that you follow a treatment plan with specific sciatica exercises and sciatica stretches that target the root cause of the pain.

The main causes of sciatica are disc herniations, spinal stenosis, and problems in the sacroiliac joint or piriformis syndrome.

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