January 2005
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1955
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A definition of the term "sciatica" is presented. It refers to the pain emanating from the lower back that is felt along the distribution of the sciatic nerve in the lower extremity. It occurs as a result of lumbar disk disease. It is felt in the back of the thigh and sometimes the rest of the lower extremity. The condition may be caused by compression or trauma of the sciatic nerve or its roots.


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