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Sciatica MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


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Sciatica
Tree Number(s)
C10.668.829.500.675.800
C10.668.829.600.800
C23.888.592.612.664.800
Unique ID
D012585
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D012585
Annotation
do not confuse with BACK PAIN or LUMBAGO see LOW BACK PAIN: use term of text; "lombo-sciatique" in French texts is indexed here (IM) + LOW BACK PAIN (IM)
Scope Note
A condition characterized by pain radiating from the back into the buttock and posterior/lateral aspects of the leg. Sciatica may be a manifestation of SCIATIC NEUROPATHY; RADICULOPATHY (involving the SPINAL NERVE ROOTS; L4, L5, S1, or S2, often associated with INTERVERTEBRAL DISK DISPLACEMENT); or lesions of the CAUDA EQUINA.
Entry Term(s)
Neuralgia, Sciatic
Sciatic Neuralgia
Sciatica, Bilateral
NLM Classification #
WE 755
See Also
Intervertebral Disc Degeneration
Intervertebral Disc Displacement
Low Back Pain
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2017/06/20
Sciatica Preferred
Sciatica, Bilateral Narrower
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