Sciatica meaning

sī-ătĭ-kə
Pain along the sciatic nerve usually caused by a herniated disk of the lumbar region of the spine and radiating to the buttocks and to the back of the thigh.
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Any painful condition in the region of the hip and thigh; esp., neuritis of the long nerve (sciatic nerve) passing down the back of the thigh.
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Pain along the sciatic nerve usually caused by a herniated disk of the lumbar region of the spine and radiating to the buttocks and to the back of the thigh.
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(pathology, neurology) Neuralgia of the sciatic nerve characterised by pain radiating down through the buttocks and the back of the thigh.
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Origin of sciatica

  • Middle English from Medieval Latin from feminine of sciaticus of the hip sciatic

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition