The folks in the lab coats have some more bad news for pain sufferers. Two out of three people will suffer from neck pain and according to yet another study:
"Dynamic muscle training or relaxation training for chronic neck pain in female office workers had no effect on the intensity of pain, neck disability or sick leave over 12 months," the researchers wrote.
They concluded that people with neck pain should not turn to these treatments if they want to get better.
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.