sciatica

noun
sci·​at·​i·​ca | \ sī-ˈa-ti-kə How to pronounce sciatica (audio) \

Definition of sciatica

: pain along the course of a sciatic nerve especially in the back of the thigh broadly : pain in the lower back, buttocks, hips, or adjacent parts

Examples of sciatica in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Having a weak core can lead to injuries, sciatica , bad balance, low endurance and difficulty breathing. Ebony Williams, ajc, 7 Apr. 2022 By 1927, Radium Sulphur Springs had changed its name to Hollywood Mineral Springs, capitalizing on the local product, and now claiming treatments — not cures — for rheumatism, high blood pressure, neuritis and sciatica, and excess weight. Los Angeles Times, 28 Dec. 2021 Yuri Yudin, whose sciatica compelled him to abandon the trip, likewise maintained that the deaths were not natural. Douglas Preston, The New Yorker, 10 May 2021 There Yuri Yudin had a flareup of sciatica that forced him to pull out of the trip. Douglas Preston, The New Yorker, 10 May 2021 Francis was visibly limping in a sign his sciatica, which has flared and forced him to cancel events recently, was possibly bothering him. Nicole Winfield, Anchorage Daily News, 5 Mar. 2021 Francis was visibly limping in a sign his sciatica, which has flared and forced him to cancel events recently, was possibly bothering him. Nicole Winfield And Samya Kullab, chicagotribune.com, 5 Mar. 2021 Francis was visibly limping in a sign his sciatica, which has flared and forced him to cancel events recently, was possibly bothering him. NBC News, 5 Mar. 2021 But then sciatica became an issue; Sisi’s last hunt was in 1882. David Netto, Town & Country, 7 Aug. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of sciatica

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sciatica

Middle English, from Medieval Latin, from Late Latin, feminine of sciaticus

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“Sciatica.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sciatica. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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sciatica

noun
sci·​at·​i·​ca | \ sī-ˈat-i-kə How to pronounce sciatica (audio) \

Medical Definition of sciatica

: pain along the course of a sciatic nerve especially in the back of the thigh caused by compression, inflammation, or reflex mechanisms broadly : pain in the lower back, buttocks, hips, or adjacent parts

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