ymptoms: pain over lumbar region, usually with numbness sensation along the hip region and radiates down to the leg. Symptoms would be aggravated by coughing and sneezing. For severe cases, complications like absence of lower limb reflexes and muscle atrophy would exist.

For chronic cases, conditions would deteriorate and develop Cauda-equina Syndrome which may cause incontinence.

Consequence: prolapsed intervertebral discs, ITB abrasion, piriformis syndrome, etc.

Cause: prolapsed intervertebral disc, osteophytes or interverbral foramen stenosis would cause compression on the nerve roots. In addition, sports injury, repetitive motions and improper posture would also give rise to sciatic pain.