Massage Therapy and Sciatica Quiz

This page is the quiz for your continuing education course. Please answer all of the questions below then click the “Grade my quiz” button at the bottom of the page. If you are stuck, use the “Hint” link that appears under the question.

You must score 75% or higher to pass. The quiz is a pass/fail matrix and it stops counting points once you reach the passing threshold of 75% so the only score you will receive will be PASS or FAIL. It will tell you which ones you missed, however, so you can try again if you fail.

If you click “Grade my quiz” and nothing happens it is because you missed a question. The Quiz will not submit unless EVERY question is answered, including the five at the top that collect the student information.

Good luck!

1. Student name (as you would have it on your certificate/transcript):
2. We will not send a certificate of completion or an updated transcript unless we can confirm that someone paid for this course. Please tell us who paid for it, if it was you, enter your name. If it was someone else, please enter the name of the person (or the business name) that paid for you.
3. Please enter the email address you would like us to send your certificate of completion to.
4. Your complete physical address (Street, City, State, Zip Code). This is a requirement of the NCBTMB for your transcript. We will not mail you anything or share the address with anyone. This can be a business address or PO Box.
5. Please enter your massage license number. If you do not have one, you may enter your NCBTMB certification number or just enter the number 0.
6. What is Sciatica?
7. When the _________________shortens or spasms due to trauma or overuse, it can compress or strangle the sciatic nerve beneath the muscle
8. The sciatic nerve originates from the_______ nerve roots and goes to the front of the sacrum, passing under the piriformis muscle.
9. _________ is a condition that results from narrowing of the spinal canal with pressure on the nerves.
10. 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.
11. _______________ is leg pain related to walking and can be caused by either insufficient circulation (vascular) or from spinal stenosis (neurogenic).
12. Which of the following is symptom of lumbar spinal Stenosis?
13. _________________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.
14. In this variety of spondylolisthesis there is a defect, but it is located on the area of the vertebra called the pars interarticularis.
15. The most common symptom of spondylolisthesis is _______________.
16. 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.
17. ______are an electrically excitable cell that processes and transmits information through electrical and chemical signals.
18. ____________carry nerve impulses from receptors or sense organs toward the central nervous system.
19. Efferent neurons carry nerve impulses away from the __________ to effectors such as muscles or glands (and also the ciliated cells of the inner ear).
20. The result of the ___________ can be impingement of not only the sciatic nerve but also the pudendal nerve.

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