Originally Posted by Stamperamma
The sciatica usually gets pinched off by muscles or fatty tissues, in both cases, heat and ice, stretching and as painful as it is movement.
I have had problems with mine ever since I gained weight. The doctor did give me muscle relaxants, that eased the pain but the exercises just about killed me.
Stress can bring it on as well.
I haven't tried ice. Heat feels good so I sleep on a heating pad. I have it on the lowest setting and it shuts off in an hour so I don't worry about getting burned. Slept well but with the aid of pain meds.