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cause of lumbar radiculopathy

A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Lawrence
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Multiple causes: Degenerative disc disease can cause symptoms. Mri could reveal pinched nerves if pain and weakness become severe. If steroids are used for asthma cou ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience in Internal Medicine
MRI: Pressure on a nerve root by a spur or disk may not disappear, but can be treated if an MRI documents their presence. A neurosurgeon could evaluate you ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
No: Lumbar nerve compression can result in numbness, radiating pain, muscle weakness, but does NOT cause swelling. Need to assess presence of venous issu ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
EXTREMELY RARE: Spinal tap is relatively complication-free other than occasional post LP headache, readily reversible with a blood patch. Bacterial meningitis a life ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
Yes: Yes.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Yes, it is one of several potential causes. A detailed exam and appropriate studies would likely determine the cause. Don't hesitate to be seen.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
42 years experience in 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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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience in 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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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
35 years experience in 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 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Few test beside the: Physical exam, x-ray, mri, EMG ncs of the lower extremities.
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