Lower back pain is often caused by inflammation of the sciatic nerve, which extends from your lower back, through your hips and buttocks, and down each leg.
The pain is accompanied by other symptoms, including numbness, tingling, or weakness in the affected leg and foot.
Chronic back pain can interfere with your daily activities and make standing, walking, and even sitting difficult. If you’d like to try an alternative to traditional painkillers, massage may be able to help. It won’t treat the underlying cause of your sciatica, but it may provide some temporary relief from pain.