Sciatica can be excruciatingly painful and can make normal life seem out of reach. The treatments available are expensive and have side effects, but your yoga practice can prevent and alleviate sciatic pain.
Steroid shots have side effects and have been shown to do little to improve the pain of sciatica, while a carefully composed and mindful course of yoga asanas may alleviate symptoms in a much more healthful way. Researchers at the University of Sydney Medical School recently reviewed the randomized and controlled studies of the use of corticosteroid shots for sciatica and concluded that sciatica patients received little benefit from the shots and should consult with their physician and consider alternate forms of treatment. Continue reading >>