A 50-year-old member asked:
I've got a lumbar radiculopathy and i'm wondering if this pain is for my lifetime or if it is treated the pain will go away permanently?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Chris Faubel answered
13 years experience in Pain Management
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 arthritis with spurs pinching the nerve? What about a synovial cyst? How big is the herniation if there is one? Epidural steroid injections can help tremendously for acute (new) radiculopathy, but will likely eventually need to be repeated.
Answered on Mar 11, 2018
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