Exercises for Pinched Nerve in Lower Back

There are many things to consider when dealing with a pinched nerve in your lower back. One of those things is where the pain is coming and what caused the pain in the first place. Pinched nerves often occur from nerves being compressed by surrounding tissues, (bone, muscles, tendons, cartilage) and the pressure from the tissues disrupts the nerve’s function. This disruption in the nerve’s function is what causes the numbness and tingling, pain, and even weakness in the muscle or joint.

A common cause for a pinched nerve in your low back is due to lumbar disc herniation. When a disc is herniated it presses against the nerve root which can cause a radiating pain into the glute, leg and foot, however, not all disc herniations produce symptoms. Most people experience sciatica with disc herniation and about 90% of sciatica symptoms can be improved with conservative management. I actually have disc herniation at L4 and L5 and I never experience symptoms UNLESS, I skip leg days.

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