We'd thought about it for months, ever since I'd heard the rumors online. Of course, I tend to not put a whole lot of stock in what I read online...if I did I'd be overwhelmed with the sheer amount of hot teen bitches who want to get naked for me right now, and I'd be rolling in Nigerian money.
I really liked his work in Stand By Me and he didn't annoy me that much as Wesley Crusher. I saw his link from Fark a while back and read him sporadically. This post of his, about being cut from the latest Star Trek movie, is brilliant. I realize now that if I don't read him on a more regular basis, I will suffer for it.
I have found it helpful to do the stretching exercises my physical therapist recommends. Do some core strengthening exercises, such as the ones highlighted at The Mayo Clinic. By keeping your core strong, your back won't put itself in a position to cause that sciatica pain you are having.