Massage Therapy and Sciatica Quiz

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5) What is Sciatica?

6) When the _________________shortens or spasms due to trauma or overuse, it can compress or strangle the sciatic nerve beneath the muscle

7) The sciatic nerve originates from the_______ nerve roots and goes to the front of the sacrum, passing under the piriformis muscle.

8) _________ is a condition that results from narrowing of the spinal canal with pressure on the nerves.

9) When the nerve root exits the spinal column through a lateral hole (lateral foramen), a bone spur (osteophyte) that has grown from
a degenerating disc can apply pressure to that nerve root. This is called ____________ stenosis.

10) _______________ is leg pain related to walking and can be caused by either insufficient circulation (vascular) or from spinal stenosis (neurogenic).

11) Which of the following is symptom of lumbar spinal Stenosis?

12) _________________is a slippage of one vertebra so that it is out of line with the one above it, narrowing the opening through which the nerve exits.

13) In this variety of spondylolisthesis there is a defect, but it is located on the area of the vertebra called the pars interarticularis.

14) The most common symptom of spondylolisthesis is _______________.

15) This condition is often referred to as “false Sciatica” because it is not always caused by an impingement of the Sciatic nerve, but the pain is vey similar.

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