A study conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Md., has proven what a lot of doctors have believed for a long time. The sights and sounds of nature can ease a patient's pain.
"Natural sounds and images, if they're the right ones in the right format, are a safe, inexpensive and effective way to reduce pain and anxiety," says Dr. Noah Lechtzin, a postdoctoral fellow at Hopkins.
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.