If you suddenly start feeling pain in your lower back or hip that radiates to the back of your thigh and into your leg, you may have a protruding (herniated) disk in your spinal column that is pressing on the nerve roots in the lumbar spine. This condition is known as sciatica.

Common symptoms of sciatica include, pain when moving, sneeze, or coughing, pins and needles, or a burning sensation down your leg.

Common treatment options for sciatica are rest, anti-inflammatory drugs, heat/cold compresses, and muscle relaxants.