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Sciatica - Dead Bug exercise

Dead Bug Exercise

If a lumbar disc issue causes your sciatica then it is important to keep the core muscles strong and engaged to keep the lumbar spine stable. Today we follow on from the ‘Quadruped Hip Extension’ by engaging the core while initiating leg movement with the dead bug.

The dead bug exercise is a popular way to build core strength and stabilization. It helps build a solid, stable foundation that protects the spine and allows for greater ease in everyday and athletic movements, such as moving heavy objects, walking up hills, and throwing. This move also helps prevent and relieve low back pain by protecting your lower back.

STEPS for dead bug:

  1. Lay on your back with your hips and knees bent to 90 degrees (like a dead bug).
  2. Keep your abdominals engaged as you lower one leg toward the ground. Don’t let your lower back arch off the ground.
  3. Bring the leg back to the start position and repeat on the other side.

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