"I wanted people to know that it isn't all in your head, that there is help available, no matter what kind of pain you have," she said. "There's no one method of pain management, either. It's whatever works for the individual. The expert in pain is the person who is in pain, and there are many ways to manage it."
All forms of pain management are covered, including massage and water therapy. Chiropractic (boo! hiss!) is covered as an option, but notably, is dismissed almost right away. The DC interviewed even says that most of the neuro referrals are for acupuncture. I had a real bad experience with chiropractic that severely worsened my condition, basically forcing me into surgery.
Please read the article and let me know what you think. I will be glad to publish your responses. Am I wrong about Chiropractors being devil spawn? What works to relieve your pain?
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.