Sciatica is a condition where the sciatic nerve becomes irritated by surrounding inflamed structures; spine, vertebral disc or soft tissue. Sciatica typically only affects one side of the body and radiates from the lower back, passing the knee and into the lower limb. Sciatic pain can vary from a mild ache to severe burning or excruciating pain. Some patients have also reported onset of numbness and cramps in the lower limb. It is one of the most common types of lower back pain especially in middle aged men. The nature of this condition can be extremely disruptive and seeking profession help is highly recommended.