Piriformis Syndrome is the most common cause of sciatic pain and is created when pressure is placed on the sciatic nerve by the piriformis muscle.
The two most likely causes of Piriformis Syndrome are when the Piriformis muscle is tight and inflamed and continuously irritates the Sciatic nerve or the position of the pelvis is incorrect. Muscle imbalances pull the hip joints and pelvis out of place and this change of position typically shortens and tightens the piriformis muscle, which then places pressure on the sciatic nerve.
When your pelvis is not in the proper position the path of the Sciatic nerve is going to have abnormal contact with the Piriformis muscle and thus be irritated and cause pain. I mentioned that there are two main causes of Piriformis Syndrome. Failure to address both of these causes (the tight Piriformis muscle and then the abnormal position of the pelvis) is going to lead to frustration and prolonged suffering.
Many people are negligibly told by their physician that painkillers will help with this condition. These pills WILL NEVER address the structural reasons why you are in pain. In fact, they may numb the pain and enable the problem to continue to get worse. Understand that even if these pills make you feel a little better, the relief is temporary. Not to mention the toll these prescription pills can take on your body.
Look for an all natural anti-inflammatory if you want to address the inflammation.