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Questioner2010-07-04 17:40:34 +0000 #1
Good afternoon,

My question is: can sciatica be caused from a severe tilt of the pelvis,

forward or backward? Or caused by anything other than a disc problem?

Also: I have pain located deep in the buttocks around the sit bones every

time I do a standing forward bend, and most times in Triangle pose. I have had this pain for two years, so I bend my knees in a forward bend. The pain is in both the left and right buttock. Please help.

Thank you & blessings,

Mukunda2010-07-04 17:51:40 +0000 #2
There are several causes of sciatica -- compression of the nerve roots in the sacral region (this can come from sacroiliac dysfunction in which the s/i does not symmetrically move upward upon hip flexion) or from chronic dehydration quite common for over 35 year olds; or from pinching of the nerve pathway anywhere from the gluteal region (especially the pathway through piriformis and gemmelus superior), or between the hamstrings. The major recommendations i have given include not to stretch the nerve (hence no forward bends with knees straight); but rather tone of the hip extensors (hamstrings and gluteus maximus with locust); and stretches of the adductors at their upper range where they also function as hip flexors (such as groin stretch in my book or modified pigeon). For sure be certain you are consistently hydrated, minimum of 8 glasses of 8 ounces per day for 3 months to relieve dehydration then keep it up for life.

do a search on the site for more information on sciatica.
kirandasila2010-07-04 18:22:55 +0000 #3
hi i have pain in my right butt and leg,,,and the xray showed my l5 is kinda fusiing,,,

wht shud i do,,,

wht yoga will help me,,,this pain is excruciating,,,makes me want to die,,,m jus 23



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