Every jiu-jiteiro has their hips and back encumbered. The only thing that varies is the level of chronic pain and where it’s localized. But good stretching can preempt that and even help in existing cases of sciatica, hip and lower back pain.
The piriformis muscle is a small muscle located deep in the buttock (behind the gluteus maximus). The piriformis muscle: Starts at the lower spine and connects to the upper surface of each femur (thighbone) Functions to assist in rotating the hip and turning the leg and foot outward.
The sciatic nerve passes underneath this muscle en route to posterior thigh. In some people it even passes right through the muscle leading to the sciatica symptoms caused by piriformis syndrome.
There are many exercises you can do but these 7 are especially good if you’re struggling with lower back pain extending into your leg
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