Origin of sciatica
Examples from the Web for sciatica
It was known that he complained of sciatica in the leg and thigh.The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete
Duc de Saint-Simon
Good in all cases of chronic rheumatism, neuralgia, sciatica, and the like.
He was leaning upon a cane, getting ease of the sciatica which plagued him.The Readjustment
I read up in my medical book, Jim, later, when the sciatica took me.A Man to His Mate
J. Allan Dunn
Is not this much better, now, than lying wet, and getting the sciatica?Thomas Otway
- a form of neuralgia characterized by intense pain and tenderness along the course of the body's longest nerve (sciatic nerve), extending from the back of the thigh down to the calf of the leg
Word Origin and History for sciatica
late 14c., from Medieval Latin sciatica, in sciatica passio "sciatic disease," fem. of sciaticus "sciatic," corruption of Latin ischiadicus "of pain in the hip," from Greek iskhiadikos, from iskhias (genitive iskhiados) "pain in the hips," from iskhion "hip joint."
- Pain along the sciatic nerve that radiates from the lower back to the buttocks and back of the thigh and is usually caused by a herniated disk of the lumbar region of the spine.