sciatic nerve

noun

Definition of sciatic nerve

: either of the pair of largest nerves in the body that arise one on each side from the nerve plexus supplying the posterior limb and pelvic region and that pass out of the pelvis and down the back of the thigh

Examples of sciatic nerve in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Certain stretches and exercises can help ease sciatic nerve pain. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, 25 Feb. 2022 That can cause inflammation, pain, or even pinching of that sciatic nerve. Kelly O'mara, Outside Online, 16 Apr. 2014 Therefore, anything that tensions the sciatic nerve will also affect the posterior tibial and plantar nerves. Jordan Duncan, Outside Online, 12 May 2021 The sciatic nerve is tensioned by the same movements that stretch the hamstrings, especially when combined with movements that stretch the calf muscles. Jordan Duncan, Outside Online, 12 May 2021 Doctors initially found a malignant, aggressive tumor near her sciatic nerve. Stephen Groves, ajc, 2 Nov. 2021 Doctors initially found a malignant, aggressive tumor near her sciatic nerve. Andrew Mark Miller, Fox News, 2 Nov. 2021 Sciatica can cause back and leg pain and is due to compression on nerve roots or on the sciatic nerve which runs from the lower spine down the thigh. Fox News, 1 Jan. 2021 The pillow fights sciatic nerve pain and helps with pregnancy, hip, back and spine alignment. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, 9 Sep. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of sciatic nerve

1726, in the meaning defined above

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“Sciatic nerve.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sciatic%20nerve. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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sciatic nerve

noun

Medical Definition of sciatic nerve

: either of the pair of largest nerves in the body that arise one on each side from the sacral plexus and that pass out of the pelvis through the greater sciatic foramen and down the back of the thigh to its lower third where division into the tibial and common peroneal nerves occurs

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