Whilst on holiday I had a horrible flare up of the sciatica type pain I get in one of my buttocks. The pain makes it impossible to walk, stand or sit...I don't know what to do with myself when it comes. When at home I use a firm foam roller to ease the pain. I didn't have this on holiday so I used a large wooden rolling pin instead! It's much better than the foam roller! I place it where the pain is and I roll backwards and forwards very slowly. I stop when the rolling pin hits the most pain and I hold it there. I repeat this for some time. Usually this type of flare lasts for 3 or so days.... My pain had gone by the next day. I was so happy!!! I hope this can help some of you too.