Sciatic Pain: the term sciatica describes the symptoms of leg pain and possibly tingling, numbness or weakness that travels from the low back through the buttock and down the large sciatic nerve in the back of the leg.
For acute sciatica pain, heat and/or ice packs are most readily available and can help alleviate the leg pain, especially in the initial phase. Usually ice or heat is applied for approximately 20 minutes, and repeated every two hours. Most people use ice first, but some people find more relief with heat. The two may be alternated to help with sciatica pain relief. For deep, penetrating moist heat, the Thermophore ClassicAutomatic Moist heat pack will drive the heat to the problem area. While the Ice it Cold Therapy provides relief for joints, muscle groups and sciatica issues