from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A sensory and motor nerve originating in the sacral plexus and running through the pelvis and upper leg.

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  • n. A large nerve that starts in the lower back and runs through the buttock and down the lower limb.

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  • n. arises from the sacral plexus and passes about halfway down the thigh where it divides into the common peroneal and tibial nerves


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  • Likewise, exercise can stimulate injured neurons to regenerate their axons; animals that exercise regenerate significantly more sciatic nerve axons than sedentary animals.

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  • Finally after a week, my baby shifted and the pressure on my sciatic nerve eased up, and I was once again able to move.

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