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acute lumbar radiculopathy

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Dr. Mark Weston
31 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Need a diagnosis: Radiculopathy causes pain in a part of the leg not paralysis did you mean myelitis?

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Lumbar radiculoparhy: Refers to disc in lumbar spine bulging or herniating pressing on nerve leading to symptoms of pain, numbness and sometimes weakness in lower extremity ... Read More
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
See below: Nerve irritation caused by damage to the discs between the vertebrae. Damage to the disc occurs because of degeneration ("wear and tear") of the outer ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas A. McNally
26 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Nerve pain: There are a few common causes of lumbar radiculopathy. It is pain coming from a pinched nerve. The nerves are most often pinched by discs, bony spurs, ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
40 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Usually not: Most of these due to a disc problem get bettwr without surgery and the ones tgat need surgery, 90% get better as well.
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Dr. James Goodrich
39 years experience Neurosurgery
Radiculopathy: It depends on the nature of the nerve compression. In the case of a disc herniation causing a nerve radiculopathy removing of the disc herniation in m ... Read More
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
28 years experience Neurosurgery
No: The majority of patients either improve with conservative care or do well with surgical treatment. Check out spine-health.Com.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
36 years experience Pain Management
Spinal nerve block: A lumber spinal nerve block is used to deposit steroids directly on the inflamed nerve causing the radiculopathy.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Few test beside the: Physical exam, x-ray, mri, EMG ncs of the lower extremities.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
18 years experience General Practice
Consult your doctor: I suggest that you see your physician about the specifics of your condition.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
18 years experience Neurosurgery
Lumbar radiculopathy: Usually, this presents with varying degrees of leg pain, weakness, numbness, and/or tingling. Back pain can also accompany it.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
40 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Your story: If you have shooting pain, numbness, tingling, weakness in the parts of the body served by a spinal nerve, that gives you the diagnosis in most cases. ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
40 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Relief: Most due to a disc herniatiob get better with time and nonop care. 90%.
A 38-year-old member asked:
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23 years experience Critical Care
Nerve root malfuncti: Lumbar radiculopathy just means that a lumbar nerve root is not working properly. It is commonly caused by a herniated disc or spinal stenosis. Other ... Read More
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