I discussed this is another forum but, for me, the best 'cure' was working with a PT who told me that I was squeezing a disc with my stance. To correct it, it's as easy as laying down and doing back bends. It isn't an overnight fix, but after about
a week you should notice some change. I always had issues with pain also accompanied in either my tail bone (bulging disc referred pain, weird eh??), and the iliac area. Happy to say that this exercise helped all three.
Lay on your belly and do a back bend until you have reached the angle that is uncomfortable - and just hold it there for ten seconds. Do this repeatedly for about
5 minutes, slowly making that angle farther and farther away from the floor. Feel free to take as long as your need. its not a race, but a marathon. Also, another tool is if you feel pain on either *side*, pull up that particular leg, like a frog, and continue doing back bends until the pain subsides. The point is not to get your leg as high, pretty froggy, it's to get your pain out of your sciatica and into your lumbar area where there is more support and less nerves on fire.
I realize your sciatica might not be caused by a bulged disc necessarily but I have found that this stretches cure a LOT of what ails me in my lower body. *shrug*
(Also, not sitting on my couch. Or bed for any length of time in the same position.)
Post Edited (AnnaBananna) : 1/6/2014 8:06:42 AM (GMT-7)