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What is the difference between sciatica and neuropathy?

I am a 35 year old male. I want to know what is the difference between sciatica and neuropathy?

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Sciatica means back pain with radiation to the leg. Neuropathy means means nerve damage which may cause pain, numbness, weakness and loss of reflexes. If you have symptoms, please consult with a neurologist.
Location. They both refer to dysfunction of a nerve, but sciatica only occurs in the sciatic nerve whereas neuropathy is a general term for nerves in the peripheral nervous system.