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Sciatica: Quiz


Question 1: Treatment of the underlying cause of the compression is needed in cases of ________, epidural tumors, and cauda equina syndrome.
AbscessSystemic lupus erythematosusCellulitisImpetigo

Question 2: median nerve (________, Ape hand deformity)
ObesityCarpal tunnel syndromeAcromegalyFibromyalgia

Question 3: Conditions of this type are generally referred to as entrapment ________; in the particular case of sciatica and the piriformis muscle, this condition is known as piriformis syndrome.
SymptomPneumoniaPeripheral neuropathyICD-10 Chapter XVIII: Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings

Question 4: ________ reduces pressure on Spinal nerve roots
Weight gainUnderweightCachexiaWeight loss

Question 5: Other compressive spinal causes include ________, a condition wherein the spinal canal (the spaces through which the spinal cord runs) narrows and compresses the spinal cord, cauda equina, and/or sciatic nerve roots.
Back painSpinal stenosisSpinal disc herniationSpondylolisthesis

Question 6: This narrowing can be caused by bone spurs, spondylolisthesis, inflammation, or ________ which decreases available space for the spinal cord, thus pinching and irritating nerves from the spinal cord that travel to the sciatic nerves.
Spinal disc herniationBack painAnkylosing spondylitisSciatica

Question 7: Sciatica (or sciatic neuritis)[1] is a set of symptoms including ________ that may be caused by general compression and/or irritation of one of five nerve roots that give rise to the sciatic nerve, or by compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve itself.
PainPain managementChronic painNociceptor

Question 8: One of the possible causes of sciatica is a ________ pressing on one of the sciatic nerve roots.
Spinal disc herniationAnkylosing spondylitisBack painSpondylolisthesis

Question 9: ________ medications (e.g., NSAIDs or oral steroids though NSAIDs are no more effective than a placebo for acute sciatica)[8]

Question 10: Although sciatica is a relatively common form of low ________ and leg pain, the true meaning of the term is often misunderstood.
Upper back painNeck painLow back painBack pain

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