This is Plum Island, off the northern shore of Long Island, N.Y. The island is home to the Plum Island Animal Disease Center, where scientists study some of the world's most infectious animal diseases. A strike by maintenance workers at the facility enters its third month on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2002, and Hillary Clinton is demanding the parties reach a settlement over concerns the impasse may pose a national security risk.
The official site proclaims, "Not once in our more than 40 years of operation has an animal pathogen escaped from Plum Island." I am sure that record isn't in any trouble with the place not being properly maintained for three months.
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.