Sciatic nerve

The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body, formed by nerve roots coming out of the spinal cord in the lower back. It runs from the lower back down through the buttocks to the feet.

Last Updated: July 21, 2008

Author: Shannon Erstad, MBA/MPH

Medical Review: William M. Green, MD - Emergency Medicine & Robert B. Keller, MD - Orthopedics

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