Does sciatic nerve pain generally run up your back?

No. Likely you are having referred pain through the muscles that are irritated. Sometimes the fascial layers that hold each muscle can get irritated and then can send that irritation to another muscle and fascial layer. See a pain/spine specialist if you are not improving.
No. It is pain that radiates down one or both legs generally past the knee. Some conditions that can lead to sciatica can also lead to back pain that can be more diffuse in the back itself.

Related Questions

Sometimes I experience sharp pain run through my right leg and I barely can stand on my right leg. It has been many years. Is it sciatic nerve pain?

Most likely! Have yourself seen by an orthopod to get investigated as to the cause of your symptoms, as its probably not serious, but it isn't normal to have this going for years. L spine xrays, MRI as deemed necessary, alongwith a detailed hx, would help to diagnose it and then treated. Good luck.
It may be if it is - Pain that radiates down the leg from the buttocks or back down the leg below the knee that is generally made worse with prolonged positioning or activity & better with rest. Sometimes it may be associated with numbness, tingling or weakness. The pain can vary in intensity & sometimes feel like an " electric shock." the pain can be a continuous one over the path of the leg or can skip areas.
Pinched Nerve. Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back or leg. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether.

How do I get rid of my sciatic nerve pain in my lower back?

Work on it daily. Pain management can be useful if it helps you to move normally while you heal. If you smoke, you must stop. What ever type of activity/lifestyle produces the damage to your back must be modified. Physical therapy for a core strengthening, yoga type stretching home exercise program that incorporates proper breathing and body awareness is the pathway that I have seen the most success. Patience!
First, understand. That sciatic nerve pain is pain radiating into the leg with back pain that may or may not be associated with it. If there is no leg pain, then there could be one of multiple reasons for your back pain that if it has persisted or progressed in spite of having it for some period of time you should see your doctor if otc medication, time & activity modification don' t help, get checked.

My husband's sciatic nerve pain is on the upper back of the leg under his butt. It above. How can he treat the pain?

May not be sciatic. Question a little unclear, but could be other nerves which are inflamed: inferior cluneals or branches of posterior femoral cutaneous. Could try pain meds, but they don't work well for nerve inflamm. Vit D cream, Capsaicin (or Salon Pas patches-otc), lidocaine patches or neuroprolotherapy may help. Really need to get proper diagnosis for right treatment. See dr. Versed in pain/peripheral neuropathic pain.

Does sciatic nerve pain typically go down the outside of the calf muscle and back of calf?

L5 or S1 nerve root. L5 goes to outside of leg and top of foot s1 goes to backof calf and outside bottom of foot both are called siatica these nerve roots are major components of the siatic nerve above the knee they feel the same.
Yes and Yes. Sciatica is the symptom of leg pain caused by a disc herniation or narrowing where the nerve exits the spine. A disc herniation is a outpouching of the disc from its normal place into the spinal canal or on the nerve and can be a source of pain in the back or down the leg or even the groin area. The nerve then goes to the muscle which can then hurt, spasm or feel sore or irritated.

What do you suggest if my husband's sciatic nerve pain is on the upper back of the leg under his butt. It above. How can he get rid of this pain?

Given Your Pain. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether.

I have a shooting pain in lower back down in my right leg. Is this sciatic nerve pain? How can I prevent this?

Sciatica? Symptoms sound consistent with sciatica, however, c your doc for an eval to receive proper diagnosis. If sciatica, cause must b must be determined & treated if necessary. Usually standing causes pain to be worse, as does sitting. Lying is usually more comfortable. If your doc agrees that these are safe 4 u, NSAID or Tylenol (acetaminophen) may help, as well as physical therapy. C ur doc & feel btr soon :)
Symptom Vs Cause. Sciatica is the symptom of leg pain caused by a disc herniation or narrowing where the nerve exits the spine. A disc herniation is a outpouching of the disc from its normal place into the spinal canal or on the nerve and can be a source of pain in the back or down the leg. The nerve then goes to the muscle which can then hurt, spasm or feel sore or irritated.
Prevention. Should involve avoidance of heavy lifting and core strengthening. Based on what you've described you may need treatment. Please find a pain specialist in your area to address your concern with many available treatment options.

What to do for back lower back pain and sciatic nerve pain until you see a doctor?

Ipobrufen. Motrin (ipobrufen) several times a day. See physician asap. Self treatment is poor choice. Could be kidney stone, arthritis, herniated disk among other causes.
Conservative Care. You should not be lifting any weight over 5-10 pounds. Do not bend at the waist, use your legs. If there are no allergies or contraindications take otc Ibuprofen as directed. Keep a pillow between your legs if you sleep on your sides to keep your spine aligned at night. If you sleep on your back place a pillow under your knees. Try maintaining some gentle stretching to keep from tightening up.
Rest and OTC meds. Rest and otc pain medications such as Ibuprofen or acetaminophen.
Back pain. Recommend that you do a neutral spine core stability program for a few weeks. If not significantly improved it may be time to have it evaluated. Can see videos of neutral spine exercises on youtube. This includes planks and "birddog". You can use over the counter meds such as tylenol (acetaminophen) or aleve.
Back pain. You can use heat pads, stretching exercise, massage. You should not be lifting any weight over 5-10 pounds. Otc Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen) might be beneficial as well.