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Lumbar radiculopathy signs

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
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
Pain Management 28 years experience
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
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 27 years experience
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
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 41 years experience
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
Neurosurgery 40 years experience
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
29 years experience
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
Pain Management 37 years experience
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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Dr. Brian Leanswered
Pain Management 18 years experience
Lumbar radiculopathy: There are many treatments for lumbar radiculopathy like heat pads, accupuncture, chiropractic therapy, exercise, massage, medications, injections ... ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Gross
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Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Conservatively!: Depending on how bad the symptoms are, the recommendations can vary. If there is strong neurological compromise, surgical decompression is usually ad... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice 19 years experience
Consult your doctor: I suggest that you see your physician about the specifics of your condition.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
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Dr. ..answered
Critical Care 24 years experience
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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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Faubel
Pain Management 15 years experience
Probably not: That's just impossible to say. It depends heavily on what's causing the pinched nerve. Is it just a bulged/herniated disc? Is there some joint arth... Read More
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A 35-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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 41 years experience
Yes: Yes if you are so unlucky- more typicalky when disc problems rin in families or if you are out of shaoe and/ or a smoker.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 41 years experience
Yes: It is more common with people with a family history of disc problems as well as with smokers. Even with no family history and good lifestyle choices ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
It depends: This is very difficult to answer as it depends on what the cause of your radiculopathies are. They do tend to resolve with time without significant i... Read More
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