Had a similar issue and willing to share what worked for me.
First, I had a very good chiropractor who seemed more interested in making me better than claiming the insurance, in fact refused to allow me to come
back unless I could show that I had been doinf the exercises that he had prescribed...the following was his "prescription"
Discomfort is caused in two areas, the sciatic pain and the strain on the core muscles attempting to support the body in unnatural positions in order
to try and alleviate the sciatic pain.
First exercise to strengthen the core muscles basically consists of "crunches"...those almost half sit ups, and small leg raises.
Second exercise involves self manipulation of the lower areas of the spine to help the slipped disc relocate into its correct position. There are
two yoga exercises refered to as "the cat" and " the sphinx", move form one to the other and hold for about ten seconds before reverting back to
the start position, repeat several times.
The yoga exercises open and close the lower vertebrae gentle and slowly manipulate the disc back into position....thats the theory and it seemed to
work for me.
(DISCLAIMER----it is possible that the exercises had no effect other than to distract me while the disc moved naturally back into position and
performs no other effect other than as a placebo
Occasionally, I feel the "ache" of another episode, and immediately get down on the floor
I have had no issues for about 3 years now, whereas after my first sciatic issue, it was every four or five months lasting for about a month each.
(The attack that finally lead me to the chiropractor had gone on for about 5 months and pretty much invalided me, was off work unable to drive or
Anyhoo, hope you get it sorted.....if you try the above, drop me a line and let me know how you got on