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lumbar nerve damage symptoms

A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
29 years experience Rheumatology
Nerve damage?: After a shot, some swelling may give you numbness, but it should improve, talk to yor pain doctor if persist.
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
36 years experience Anesthesiology
Numbness: Usually there would be numb areas or weakness in the leg as well.

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Novack
55 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Quite uncommon like infection, nerve damage, spinal headaches and failure to achieve goals.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Casey
44 years experience Neurosurgery
Rarely: While it is possible to pierce a nerve root directly during a spinal tap, that is quite uncommon.
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
38 years experience Internal Medicine
I don't see any : Correlation between the two. Lumbar radiculopathy or pinched nerve in the lumbar spine would cause shooting pain from the lower back down the thighs a ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
Minimal: The risks are minimal. Infection is very rare. Bleeding is rate unless you fail to stop blood thinners. You may be sore after. Almost no chance if ... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Rafal
39 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Different types of p: It is not uncommon for someone with a back injury to have nerve pain. Nerve pain can be experienced as radiating pain away from the spine and into the ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
37 years experience Family Medicine
Discuss with: Your orthopedic doctor who has been treating you and knows your history. If you have not seen a back orthopedic doctor you nee to see one.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary-Anthony Lawson-Boucher
22 years experience Anesthesiology
Lumbar nerve: A lumbar nerve block is 1 way to treat pain caused by compression of a lumbar nerve root. It can be done " blind" or via fluoroscopy or us guidance. L ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Be seen: I would certainly be seen in followup, if you have not had an MRI you may need one to fully evaluate your problem. Progression in neurological sympto ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
40 years experience Anesthesiology
Call doc: You should call and discuss with your doc. If not satisfied, seek a 2nd opinion.
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