I can think of 4 people who have sciatica right now and have had it for months. They have tried exercises, acupuncture, chiropractors, massage, Naprocxin and other NSAIDs and 'herbal teas'.......each had limited relief with one or more of these fixes. Some have even gone to surgeons and had MRI's etc. Some of them have gotten relief some are still hobbling around grabbing their sore muscles in thigh and butt.....Just keep asking folks for what helps them...maybe you'll find something. The sooner the better. I know what you're experiencing, had it a couple of times through the years.