Sciatic neuropathy

What is Sciatic neuropathy?

The sciatic nerve (; also called ischiadic nerve, ischiatic nerve) is a large nerve in humans and other animals. It begins in the lower back and runs through the buttock and down the lower limb. It is the longest and widest single nerve in the human body, going from the top of the leg to the foot on the posterior aspect. The sciatic nerve provides the connection to the nervous system for nearly the whole of the skin of the leg, the muscles of the back of the thigh, and those of the leg and foot. It is derived from spinal nerves L4 through S3. It contains fibres from both the anterior and posterior divisions of the lumbosacral plexus.

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Hi there. I've recently begun to use a cane, (I have bilateral sciatic neuropathy with mild spastic paraplegia from a spinal injury) and I now have...

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It is purely neurological condition and need immediate attention, so better to have early opinion from neurologist before it is too late. Take a...

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I am having serious burning from the bottom of my buttock to the back of my knee. Is there anything I can do here at home to lessen this burning?

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Brief Answer:
It is likely radiculopathy/sciatic neuropathy.Please give details.

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My 8 year old son is having sciatic neuropathy in left leg after meeting an accident. I want to know is t 100% curable and how long will it take?...

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Good recovery is posible.

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Hi, I have been suffering from a shard pain in my right leg from buttok to entire leg. I identified it as sciatic nerve pain , pain is happening...

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I am having serious burning from the bottom of my buttock to the back of my knee. Is there anything I can do here at home to lessen this burning?

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