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Is lumbar radiculopathy for lifetime or it can be treated permanently?

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Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience in Neurosurgery
Lumbar radiculopathy: The most common cause of a lumbar radiculopathy is a herniated disc. This can be sometimes treat with just physical therapy and sometimes a surgery might be required to remove the herniated disc.
Answered on Jan 30, 2014

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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