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Lumbar radiculopathy signs

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 43 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
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 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
Dr. Thomas A. McNally
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 26 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 40 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.
Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery 39 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
Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery 28 years experience
No: The majority of patients either improve with conservative care or do well with surgical treatment. Check out spine-health.Com.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
Pain Management 36 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 17 years experience
Lumbar radiculopathy: There are many treatments for lumbar radiculopathy like heat pads, accupuncture, chiropractic therapy, exercise, massage, medications, injections ... ... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Gross
Neurosurgery 29 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
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Few test beside the: Physical exam, x-ray, mri, EMG ncs of the lower extremities.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice 18 years experience
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
Neurosurgery 18 years experience
Lumbar radiculopathy: Usually, this presents with varying degrees of leg pain, weakness, numbness, and/or tingling. Back pain can also accompany it.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
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
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
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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Critical Care 23 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
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carl Spivak
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 28 years experience
Radiating leg pain: Lumbar radiculopathy is leg pain, numbness and weakness caused by compression of a spinal nerve as it leaves the spine to supply the leg. This nerve ... Read More

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