4 Exercises to Avoid with Sciatica (and What to Do Instead)
Have you ever heard someone say they "threw their back out"? It's a common expression. What this really means happen is you got a sharp pain from a muscle spasm in your back.
Often times the muscles spasm to help protect your vetebral bones from moving too much. In essence, if you don't have good muscle stability, the muscles will spasm to protect you.
To avoid this spasm from happening, it's important to work on your strength--your core stability. Working on this type of strength will help you to avoid muscle spasms and secondary nerve pain, aka sciatica, that can come along with the spasm.