Any irritation or damage to our nerves can cause back pain that radiates along the sciatic nerve (the largest nerve in our body) is known as Lumbar radiculopathy. It is most commonly referred to as sciatica. The pain is notorious for traveling from our low back through the buttock into our legs.
The condition is caused by a host of different factors such as spinal stenosis, herniated disc, arthritic in our lumbar facet joints, or deformation due to injury or a failed surgery. The initial symptoms of Lumbar radiculopathy include weakness, burning sensations, numbness, pain, and loss of reflex. There are non-surgical options such as epidural steroid injections which helps relieve the pain.
For more information, consult Dr. Stanley O Ikezi, an experienced Double Board Certified Pain Management Specialist in New York City.