About the program:
This program is aimed at conservative therapy for patients diagnosed with sciatic nerve inflammation.
You may begin this program after consulting your physician or a member of our team.
The goal of the program is to improve blood flow, increase the vertebral muscle tone, and decompress the nerve, all of which should alleviate the pain.
For a full and timely recovery, it is necessary to perform the exercises daily.
What the program contains:
- The program contains video playlists.
- A new playlist is loaded every day.
- The videos combine a detailed description of the exercise with a visual demonstration of how to correctly perform it.
- The exercises gradually progress in difficulty.
39 days of rehabilitation
48 different exercises
465 videos total
All rehabilitation exercises are only to be performed until you feel a stretch up to a mild discomfort. Under no circumstances should you cause yourself any pain. If you feel any pain, please take a short break and resume exercising at a reduced strain level. Overexertion will slow down the recovery process!
This program was created with the help of:
Dr. Nikolay Tivchev, M.D., Chief of Othopedics and Traumatology at Serdika Hospital
Please don’t hesitate to ask us your questions. Dial +359889250440 or use the chat bubble on the bottom right.
Sciatica causes a sudden, severe pain in the lumbar spine, that radiates to the buttocks, legs, and sometimes feet. The reason for the pain is pressure on the sciatic nerve (nervus ischiadicus), the largest nerve in the human body. The pressure is usually caused by a protruding or even herniated disc. A disc can protrude due to degenerative changes that affect it or an adjacent vertebra, owed to certain activities, such as heavy lifting, frequent twisting of the torso, combined with folding and unfolding.
Symptoms include: severe pain; muscle weakness; numbness in the feet and toes; loss of sensation on the outer side of the lower leg and feet; and reduced mobility and functionality in the lower leg and/or foot. With this ailment, the patient acquires a certain posture, whereby the spine is bent to one side in order to alleviate some of the pain and pressure on the nerve.
Treatment begins with the acute phase – reducing inflammation, releasing the pressure from the nerve. Rest is necessary, e.g. lying on your back with your legs up, or on your side with a pillow between your legs. The functional phase of therapy should follow certain rules related to certain movements that may have a higher risk of causing injury. It is necessary to stretch the spinal muscles, which are situated along its column and are responsible for maintaining an upright body posture.