Understanding & Treating Sciatica Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Sciatica most typically occurs in which areas of the body?

Question 2 2. ____ is a muscle problem, not a nerve problem, and is most often resolved with rest and healing of the muscle.

Question 3 3. All of the following may cause piriformis syndrome, EXCEPT:

Question 4 4. When a bone spur or herniated disc compresses the sciatic nerve, causing damage or inflammation to the nerve itself, the condition is called ____.

Question 5 5. The main difference between sciatica and piriformis syndrome is the ___ of the conditions.

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Question 6 6. Which one is NOT true about the sciatic nerve?

Question 7 7. How is sciatica caused by constipation treated?

Question 8 8. What is sciatica?

Question 9 9. Which is NOT a common symptom of sciatica?

Question 10 10. How can constipation cause sciatica?

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Question 11 11. Our patient, Katie, arrives to her routine prenatal appointment carrying her eleven-month-old daughter on her hip. What suggestion is the most appropriate to make to Katie?

Question 12 12. If pharmacotherapy is initiated, which drug is the most appropriate choice for a pregnant woman experiencing sciatic pain?

Question 13 13. Sciatic pain during pregnancy is most often caused by:

Question 14 14. Sciatic pain usually occurs in which locations?

Question 15 15. All of the following are valid treatment options for sciatica during and after pregnancy EXCEPT:

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is NOT a treatment for sciatica?

Question 17 17. Sciatica is _____ of the sciatic nerve.

Question 18 18. Which of the following sciatica treatments involves the use of needles inserted skin deep to relieve pain?

Question 19 19. Which of the following medications can be used to treat sciatica?

Question 20 20. Which of the following is the correct sequence for home treatment of sciatica?

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Question 21 21. What is sciatica?

Question 22 22. Where is the sciatic nerve located?

Question 23 23. Which of the following is a risk factor for sciatica?

Question 24 24. What is a herniated disc?

Question 25 25. _____ is NOT a symptom of sciatica.

Understanding & Treating Sciatica Chapter Exam Instructions

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