Nervio ciático

El principal nervio que baja por la pierna es el ciático. El dolor asociado con este nervio generalmente se origina en la parte superior a lo largo de la médula espinal cuando las raíces nerviosas se comprimen o dañan a causa del estrechamiento de la columna vertebral o por el desplazamiento de un disco. Los síntomas pueden incluir hormigueo, entumecimiento o dolor que se irradia a los glúteos, piernas y pies.

Nervio ciático

Revision

Last reviewed 4/16/2013 by C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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