What could cause pain in my lower right side and lower right back down through upper right thigh?

Sciatic pain can be identified by its definite pattern, usually starting in your buttocks, but can also start from the lower back. A feeling of pain and tenderness is then extended down the back of your thigh and into the lower part of your leg, sometimes the pain even reaches the soles of your feet. This is a gnawing pain that tends to spasm.

The clinical diagnosis and medical term used for sciatica is radiculopathy. It means that a disc has protruded from its normal position in the vertebral column and is putting pressure on the radicular nerve, situated in the lower back. Radiculopathy or sciatica is broadly used to describe a form of pain that radiates into your leg. Pain running down the back of your leg is symptomatic to sciatica, but pain running in the front of your leg, or general lower back and leg pain is technically not true symptoms of sciatica.