Visitors look at a building carved in ice, the highest of its kind exhibited at the 29th Harbin ice lantern art exhibition, in Harbin, capital of northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2002. Divided into 10 parts, the exposition shows 2003 fine ice carving works. (AP Photo/Li Yong, XINHUA)
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.