Not every massage therapist would know how to specifically treat pain from sciatica, so it is best to consult an experienced and certified chiropractor or physical therapist. If the treatment applied to the sciatica nerve is wrong, it could just aggravate the pain. There are various techniques that therapists can use on the muscles affected by the sciatica, including trigger point release technique or a compression method. Before treatment starts, the patient must know his options and what treatments are right for his condition so that the appropriate techniques may be applied by the therapist.
Another common condition that can trigger acute and chronic back pain is a bulging disc. With this condition, pressure is placed upon the nerve roots running from the spine to different parts of the body, resulting in pain that can lead to muscle weakness, tingling, or worse, numbness.