Yes, indeed this maybe the case.
Sciatica or root irritation pain will follow the dermatomal distribution of the nerve root involved so the exact area involved helps the diagnosis.
An MRI lumbar spine and clinical evaluation will be needed prior to considering management options.
Mr Rafid Al-Mahfoudh
Consultant Neurosurgeon and Complex Spine Surgeon
Brighton and London
MBChB, FEBNS, FRCS (SN)