Disease of the spinal nerve roots and spinal nerves particular in the lumbar spine and sacral region of the spine can lead to pain. The locality of pain is dependent on which nerve root is affected. This condition is known as Radiculopathy or radiculitis. Radiculopathy is characterized by a pain that seems to radiate from the spine and extend outward to cause symptoms away from the source of the spinal nerve root irritation. Manual therapy by a physiotherapist, physical therapist, and use of the 3DTutor particular if the pain has led to movement impairment e.g. foot drop
is affective in improving functional walking ability and motivate the patient to exercise despite the pain.