What Is Sciatica?

Sciatica, also known as lumbar radiculopathy, is a pain that was originally described as originating along the sciatic nerve, which extends from the back of the pelvis down the back of the thigh. The sciatic nerve is the primary nerve of the leg and is also the largest nerve in the entire body. Lumbar radiculopathy can involve any nerve which supplies the legs.

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Hospital & Clinics patient, you have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.

Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.

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