The sciatic nerve is our largest nerve and exits the spine and runs through the glute muscle down the leg. Your back pain may begin in the spine or in the butt and ranges from mild to excruciating which may cause trouble in walking.
To ease this pain release the piriformis muscle which compresses the sciatic nerve in the butt.
Release: If you have a Backhealer ball sit directly on the piriformis to release. Otherwise sit on the end of your kitchen table and push into the middle of the butt with the table. This will release this piriformis muscle and allow the sciatic nerve to function better.
Stretch: Follow this pressure with the pigeon pose or standing pigeon (shown in picture). Hold for 1 -2 minutes if possible.