Initial symptom diagnosis / SPINE

Back Pain with Radiculopathy


A compression or an inflammation of a nerve root in lower back, which extends from the back to both feet and is responsible for sensory and motor function of lower extremities, can result in pain in the back and along entire legs, called sciatica pain. Activities which increase pressure on the spine, such as standing, walking, bending over, heavy-lifting, coughing, or sneezing, can aggravate the pain, while lying flat on bed can relieve the symptoms.

Diseases or conditions which cause the symptoms

  • Herniated nucleus pulposus, a common condition among patients aged between 20-50
  • Lumbar spinal stenosis, a common condition among elderly people
  • Piriformis syndrome

When to see a doctor

  • Severe, on-going pain
  • Pain does not improve after resting
  • Pain accompanied by numbness and weakness of lower extremities
  • Pain which interferes with your daily life
Fri, 18 Jun 2021
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