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Sciatica Pain Cant Sleep

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symtoms. \parYou chiropractor can tell the difference between these two. True sciatica and a piriformismuscle problem. I’m going to show you a stretch to get rid of the piriformis muscle problemand the resultant leg pain. If you do this stretch and notice your leg pain startingto decrease, you probably didn’t have true sciatica and that’s great, because sciaticais harder to treat. \par So you want to sit fairly close to the walland swing your legs up so your heels touch the wall. If you leg pain is on the left,then take your left ankle and place it over your left knee. Now some of you might findthat this position is already very difficult

to get into because your piriformis musclehas become very tight. If you want to increase the stretch, shuffle up closer to the wallwith your buttocks. If you want to deepen the stretch yet again, slide your right foot down thewall so that your knee is bent. You can increase the stretch by gently bringing the left kneetoward your opposite shoulder. That is the perfect position to lie in for the next sixtyseconds using your breathing to relax. \par Do the stretch on both sides, even if yoursymptoms are only on the left, as you need to stay symmetrical. 60 seconds on both sides.Remember to increase the stretch by pulling your knee gently toward the opposite shoulderor by sliding the opposite leg down the wall.

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Best Sleeping Position Ask Jo

lt;sleepy musicgt; Hey everybody, it’s Jo. Today I’m gonna talk about getting in a neutral position when you sleep. So let’s get started. One question that I’m asked a lot is quot;What kind of pillow do I need when I’m sleeping.quot; Well pillows are kind of like the bed, it just depends on if you like firmeror if you like softer, but what is important is to keep your body in a neutral position.Some people like to sleep with 2 pillows, but what that does is it ends up putting yourneck in a position this way or to far up. You really want it to be nice and neutralalmost in a straight line. All the way from your neck down to your hips. This pillow here,The Womfy, is really nice, it was sent to

us to try out. But what I like about it isit has ear holes here for side sleepers. And what that does is, if you;re a side sleeperlike me, you know that sometimes when you sleep on your side, you wake up and your ear’shurting cause it’s all squnched up. This allows you to put your ear in this hole, and it givesyou a smoother sleep while you’re sleeping. It also claims to prevent wrinkles, or helpprevent wrinkles, I don’t know about that, but what I do know is that it’s really comfortablewhen I slept, and when I woke up my ear didn’t hurt, I felt pretty good because it’s thatmemory foam so it’s very comfortable as well. It also has a little riser on the inside thatyou can take out and put in. I liked having

it in it helped me get in a more neutral positionbecause my shoulders are a little bit broader. So you just have to try it out to see if youneed it or not. But it’s nice because you can take it in and take it out. So if you’rea side sleeper like me, what you also need to be concerned about is having your hipsin a neutral position. So when you go down on your side, again, you want your neck tobe in this neutral position. If you have 2 pillows, what ends up happening is my head’sin this position. It puts a lot of stress on these muscles here, and then not a lotof stress on these muscles. So you end up having a little bit of a muscle imbalance.So once you lie down, you want to have that

neck in a pretty neutral position. And thisgives me a really nice neutral position. Then it comes down to your hips. Now probably mostlyfor women, you got a little bit bigger hips like me, so to keep your hips from hurting,you want to get those in a neutral position a well. So having a pillow in between yourlegs, especially if you’re hurting in your hips, really helps kind of get that in a neutralposition as well. So then you end up being in that straight line. But if you lie on yourback. You don’t necessarily need a pillow between your legs, but you still want to havethat neutral position of your neck. Again, you don’t want two pillows because then you’regonna end up like this. And again it puts

a lot of stress on those muscles in the backand it ends up causing weakness and pain and other not fun things. So there you have it.That’s how to sleep in a neutral position. If you have any questions, leave them in thecomments section. If you’d like to try out The Womfy, you can buy it at out product storeat AskJo products So remember, be safe, have fun, and I hope you feel bettersoon.

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