sciatic nerve


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Synonyms for sciatic nerve

arises from the sacral plexus and passes about halfway down the thigh where it divides into the common peroneal and tibial nerves

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The sciatic nerve runs from the back of your pelvis, through your buttocks, and all the way down both legs, ending at your feet - which is why it's common to feel sciatic pain throughout the lower part of the body, although often it's just one leg that's affected.
The pain can vary from mild to debilitating, depending on the degree of pressure exerted on the sciatic nerve.
The sciatic nerve was stimulated, and evoked compound action potential (CAP) was recorded as described by Lima-Accioly et al.
2] However, other pelvic muscles anatomically near the sciatic nerve are often overlooked.
The tibial nerve was exposed at the level of bifurcation of the sciatic nerve and at its terminal division deep to the flexor retinaculum, between the medial malleolus and medial process of calcaneal tuberosity.
In histologic sections, distinctive sciatic nerve regeneration was examined in the small intestinal conduit group.
To study the clinical efficacy of sciatic nerve block for intraoperative anaesthesia and post-operative analgesia in patients undergoing below-knee orthopaedic surgeries.
The biggest single nerve in the body, the sciatic nerve starts in the lower back and has many sections that branch out through the spinal vertebrae and down the legs.
Other possible findings range from sciatic nerve palsy to massive rhabdomyolysis (RM), acute kidney failure, multiple organ dysfunction syndrome, and even death.
Thus, the aim of this study was to investigate the influence of resistance exercise on nociception and axonal regeneration in the sciatic nerve of Wistar rats.
Sciatic nerve impingement (pressure on the sciatic nerve from the spine) can cause the symptoms you describe including pain in the low back, buttocks and hamstrings, and these problems would require treatment different from the treatment for a chronic hamstring pull.
In this study, we investigated the effectiveness of ebselen in protecting the sciatic nerve against I/R injury, using biochemical (malondialdehyde, MDA; nitric oxide, NO; superoxide dismutase, SOD; glutathione peroxidase, GPx; and catalase, CAT), immunohistochemical (terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase mediated deoxyuridine triphosphate nick end-labeling, TUNEL; inducible nitric oxide synthase, iNOS; and proliferating cell nuclear antigen, PCNA), and histopathological analyses.
While regrowth of linear nerves has been achieved in the past, this is the first time a custom guide has been created in order to regrow a complex nerve - like the Y-shaped sciatic nerve - with both sensory and motor branches.
Sciatic pain: This can be a pain, numbness or a tingling sensation in your lower back and down one of your legs, caused by irritation or pressure on the sciatic nerve, which runs from the back of your pelvis, through your buttocks, and all the way down both legs.
Sciatica is the name given to any sort of pain that is caused by irritation or compression of the sciatic nerve, which runs through the back of the pelvis down both legs.