Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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Stretching “a lot” can certainly cause the nerve to become re-inflamed. The nerve is a membrane that has some damage to it due to the initial herniation. Healing takes some “quiet time” for the nerve. The nerve can be “moved” in a normal day to day fashion during this healing but significant stretch of the legs will stretch the nerve.

This does not mean that activity will inflame the nerve but heavier stretching and cardiovascular activity can.

Dr. Corenman