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Lumbar radiculopathy, commonly known as Sciatica, is a condition that ensues as a result of irritation of a spinal nerve, most commonly the sciatic nerve. Since the sciatic nerve originates in the lower back and travels down the posterior part of each leg, lumbar radiculopathy is the common underlying issue in many cases of lower back pain. The symptoms of Sciatica manifest on one side of the body in most patients and includes shooting pain down the buttock and leg, tingling, weakness, numbness, and potentially loss of sensation and function. Sciatica is usually an effect of spinal trauma, largely due to a herniated disc or spinal stenosis. This type of trauma can be caused by accidents, poor posture, deficient health, advanced age, and other conditions. Reach Health and Wellness in Collegedale uses a mixture of stretches for the muscles and nerves affected to alleviate this condition.