Can Pilates help Sciatica?

Yes, Pilates can help sciatica. At Mongoose Bodyworks we have successfully helped clients with sciatica many times. If the symptoms are due to a disc injury then the client is taught how to stabilize the lower lumbar spine so as to not continually aggravate the nerve as is exits the spine. If the sciatica is due to a tight piriformis and surrounding muscle tissue than we gently stretch the area and re-teach the hip to not over activate the piriformis which can clamp down on the sciatic nerve and cause discomfort. Mongoose Bodyworks Soho, NYC, 10012