I have gone through 6 PT sessions, the last was 3/30/09. My sciatica started in September 08. At this point, I do not get the electric shocks, but I almost always have pain in both hips and get pain in my left calf. At this point, I am not sure what else I can do- the physical therapy was basically building up leg muscles. On my own, I have been doing hamstring and hip flexor stretches, but the pain still seems to always be there and quite often in my butt. I'm trying to gauge how much longer before the hip pain starts to subside. I am hoping not to have to go to the doctor again, and not sure how long to wait before making another appointment.