Summary of Sciatica
Flashcards on Sciatica
Sciatica is generally due to a pressing on one of the lumbar or sacral nerve roots.
Questions on Sciatica
A 40-year-old man comes to the office because of pain in the right lower back with radiation down the back of the left leg into the foot. He says this started a few weeks ago and has progressively worsened. He denies any previous trauma. His past medical history is significant for hypertension which was diagnosed at his last visit two months ago and is well-controlled on hydrochlorothiazide. Physical examination shows the patient does not have point tenderness in the vertebrae or in the right hip. He has minimally decreased sensation along the back of the right thigh. Muscle strength is 5/5 and symmetric. Which of the following is the most likely cause of his symptoms?