Although the title of this post may seem unusual, you might be surprised to find that Captain Morgan may be the way to cure your sciatica pain once and for all.
Now this is not Captain Morgan from the bottle, but it is the stretch of Captain Morgan who performs as the pirate in the bottle.
So for all the people who are running around and buying a bottle of Captain Morgan, you can keep the bottle sealed, but observe the label and stand up like the Captain to help end the pain. Let me explain.
The stretch performed by pirate Captain Morgan on the bottle is exactly how to stretch to end the discomfort of piriformis syndrome. To help end the pain, stand on the leg opposite the one you are experiencing sciatica. In other words, if you have pain in your left leg, you should stand on your right leg. While standing on the right leg, take the left leg and place it on a stool or chair and pull the left leg back or to the side of the hip. This stretch should not be painful, but you should place your leg in the position where you feel a stretch in the back of your leg and your buttock. This stretch is held for 15 to 20 seconds and then the leg is placed back on the floor and this stretch is done again up to 5 times in a row.
Most of the time, you will begin to feel relief after stretching within a few minutes of stretching. The only caveat when stretching is that performing this stretch more than 5 times in a row is not more likely to decrease pain and more reps are NOT better for this stretch. If you follow the instructions above for stretching, you have a good chance of stretching the piriformis muscle and easing sciatic nerve irritation. Sciatic nerve irritation is often the cause of sciatic pain. If this stretch helps end your pain, then you should refer to the other information available on our website. The more information you have available, the better chance you have of stopping sciatica pain. Captain Morgan’s stretch in just one of several stretches that has been found to end sciatica pain without medication or surgery.