Sciatica Or Not

Dear Colleagues: “Sciatica” (like “allergy” or “arthritis”) is one of those so-often misused semi-medical terms that has now become close to meaningless.  Whenever the word comes up, the physician needs to ask clarifying questions:  How was the diagnosis made? Who made it? Where exactly is the pain? etc. For lay people sciatica simply means pain down the leg.  […]