Do you know what is the #1 TIME WASTER when it comes to managing sciatica pain? Doing extraneous exercises that have little to no effect on your pain.
How can you tell if a stretch/exercise is helping? If the pain you’re experiencing: decreases in intensity, decreases in size, moves up closer to your spine (centralization phenomenon), and your body feels looser and stronger. If this is the case, your pain is improving and the exercise/stretch is appropriate for you.
But if it doesn’t, then you could be wasting your time. So instead of having to do exercises that have little to no effect, focus on the ones that make you feel the best. You’ll notice a huge improvement in how you feel and you’ll have more time to yourself.