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.

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  • Last Reviewed on 06/07/2012
  • Dennis Ogiela, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, Danbury Hospital, Danbury, CT. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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