All right ya'll, I need some advice. My mom is in a great deal of pain stemming from her sciatic nerve. She NEVER complains, like never ever never ever. For the last three days she has excused herself, midday, to "read her book with the heating pad on my leg." Each time, I have walked upstairs to check on her and she has been asleep. Mompoppet is morally opposed to naps. She's napped three days in a row, guise. I am concerned, to say the least.

Does anyone have suggestions for relief from Sciatic Nerve Pain? Home remedies? Things that work for you? And at what point is this serious enough to head to the hospital or make an appointment with the Dr?

UPDATE: You guise are the bestest. Thank you so much! Tomorrow, I promise a fun post. I'm thinking MISFITS!