Pain Areas: Lower.
Indication: Pain in the lower back or buttocks, and shooting pain through legs, frequently to the foot. Pain is typically worse when sitting.
Consultation: Typically starts with a review of your medical history and a physical exam. Diagnosis is typically confirmed with an MRI or X-ray to identify degeneration or rupture of lumbar disc.
Treatment: Physical therapy to relieve compression of the sciatic nerve roots or inflammation. For more severe cases, occasionally surgery is recommended.