Nervio ciático

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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

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  • Last reviewed on 4/16/2013
  • 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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