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Stop Sciatica Now


by Pam Kihm

Sciatica pain is a common ailment that often plagues people on and off for long periods of time. With this practical and easy-to-follow guide, it is possible to eliminate back and leg sciatic nerve pain without drugs or surgery, by using gentle exercises and healthful choices.

The position of your skeleton affects your sciatica! Learn how to sit, stand, and walk in ways that minimize pressure on your sciatic nerve. Eliminate back and leg pain - without drugs or surgery - through gentle exercises and healthful ways of moving throughout your day. This award winning book contains vital information to help ease sciatic pain and prevent it's return.
Your posture and the position of your skeleton affect your sciatica! Learn how to sit, stand, and walk in ways that minimize pressure on your sciatic nerve. Minor changes in the way you position your self can make a huge difference in your comfort throughout the day!
This book provides numerous examples and movement experiments to help the reader learn what is best for them as they move toward being pain free. The book is designed to empower the reader to take charge of his or her own well-being.
Stop Sciatica Now is complete with 57 line drawings illustrating how to move with awareness. More than 20 photographs make it easy to duplicate the movements and postures described in the text.
You will find useful instructions:
  • Tie your shoes without hurting your back: page 5-6
  • Walk up stairs efficiently: page 70
  • Strategies for comfortable driving: pages 75-79
  • Lifting efficiently and safely: pages 83-84
  • How to garden comfortably: page 85
  • Ride a bicycle safely and comfortably: pages 86-87
  • Sleep more soundly, relax more deeply: page 88-91
Topics from Chapters One, Two and Three:
  • The sciatic nerve network is dramatically affected by your posture choices.
  • Minor changes in the way you position your body as you move throughout your day can create comfort instead of pain.
  • Excessive tightening of your muscles to "protect your back” can actually exacerbate sciatica pain.
  • Gentle exercises you can do immediately to relax the muscles so often involved in sciatic nerve pain.
Chapters Four, Five, and Six of Stop Sciatica Now:
  • Maintain a comfortable, healthful posture with skeletal awareness.
  • Position your feet to prevent sciatic nerve pain.
  • “Fidget constructively” to stop sciatic nerve pain from developing into a full blown attack.
  • More gentle, relaxing and very effective exercises that you can easily do every day.
In Chapters Seven through Ten:
  • Move from lying to sitting, from sitting to standing - comfortably, efficiently, and without pain!
  • Walk in ways that support your back and legs.
  • Be more comfortable while driving.
  • Support and protect your back while bending or lifting.
  • Relax more deeply so your body can heal.