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What Tests Do Health-Care Professionals Use to Diagnose Sciatica?
Sciatica is a clinical diagnosis. In other words, the doctor will be able to make the diagnosis based on the patient's medical history, a physical examination, and description of his or her symptoms. If the patient has had sciatica for only a brief time and has no sign of any other diseases, no lab studies or X-ray films may be needed.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/17/2016
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