I sometimes forget that some of you may actually be looking for this kind of information.
You should go to a hospital's Emergency Department if any of the following occur along with sciatica.
The pain is unbearable, despite trying first-aid methods as described in the Home Care section.
The pain follows a violent injury, such as a fall from a ladder or an automobile crash.
The pain is in the back of your chest.
You are unable to move or feel your legs or feet.
You lose control of your bowels or bladder or have numbness in your genitals.
You have a high fever (over 101�F).
For more information, please visit eMedicine. I have found it to be a great source of help.
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.