Gynaecological Issues & Sciatica

This was an enlightening retrospective 2009 study reviewing 10 patients showing “sciatica” with general lower extremity dermatomal / sensory changes who had no radiological evidence of nerve root compression (MRI confirmed).

Interesting findings in the 10 patients:


  • 9 were females with RIGHT sided “sciatica”
  • 3 were diagnosed with Piriformis syndrome
  • 5 had sacral plexus pathologies associated with gynaecologic conditions such as ectopic endometriosis, ovarian cyst, and pregnancy.A review of the literature has supported the clinical finding that right side preference in those with non-mechanically responsive “sciatica” may be associated with gynaecologic conditions.
    Posted on: March 27, 2010

    Categories: Lumbar Spine , SI & Pelvis

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