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Is sciatica a type of spinal cord injury?

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
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In brief: Sciatica

The sciatic nerves arise from the branches of l4, l5, s1, s2, (racepinephrine) and s3.
When these branches of these nerves come together they form the sciatic nerve. Because the sciatic nerve arises from each of these five nerves, often any one of these nerves can present also with the symptoms of sciatica. This nerve is considered a peripheral nerve, not a spinal cord nerve.

In brief: Sciatica

The sciatic nerves arise from the branches of l4, l5, s1, s2, (racepinephrine) and s3.
When these branches of these nerves come together they form the sciatic nerve. Because the sciatic nerve arises from each of these five nerves, often any one of these nerves can present also with the symptoms of sciatica. This nerve is considered a peripheral nerve, not a spinal cord nerve.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Sciatica is due pinched or irritated nerve root typically ask it exits the spine.
Spinal cord injury is usually much higher in the spine than where typical sciatica takes place. This injury is not a nerve root issue it is actually compression or irritation of the spinal cord.

In brief: No

Sciatica is due pinched or irritated nerve root typically ask it exits the spine.
Spinal cord injury is usually much higher in the spine than where typical sciatica takes place. This injury is not a nerve root issue it is actually compression or irritation of the spinal cord.
Dr. Qamar Khan
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Dr. William Newton
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Sciatica is a general term for pain that travels into the leg.
This is often due to a nerve root in the spine being irritated or inflamed.

In brief: No

Sciatica is a general term for pain that travels into the leg.
This is often due to a nerve root in the spine being irritated or inflamed.
Dr. William Newton
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