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Sciatica 724.3



Sciatica ICD-9

  • 724.3 (sciatica NOS)
  • 355.0 (lesion of sciatic nerve Excludes sciatica NOS)
  • 722.10 (Lumbar intervertebral disc without myelopathy lumbago or sciatica)

Sciatica Etiology / Epidemiology / Natural History

  • Definition: low back pain with radiation in a radicular pattern below the knee.
  • 53% of patients with true sciatica will have persistent symptoms for >4yrs. (Tubach F, J Clin Epidemiol 2004;57:174)
  • Factors predictive of the persistence or recurrence of sciatica are: driving at least 2 hr/day, carrying heavy loads at work, and a high level of psychosomatic problems. (Tubach F, J Clin Epidemiol 2004;57:174)

Sciatica Anatomy

Sciatica Clinical Evaluation

Sciatica Xray / Diagnositc Tests

Sciatica Classification / Treatment

Sciatica Associated Injuries / Differential Diagnosis

  • Ischial Tuberosity Avulsion Fracture

Sciatica Complications

Sciatica Follow-up Care

Sciatica Review References


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