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A 35-year-old female asked:

Lumbar radiculopathy: is it a life long problem, will pain come abc go, or will it get better? is it safe to lift things? any info i should know?

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Dr. Martin Morell
Rheumatology 30 years experience
So: Lumbar radiculopathy at your age, is likely associated to herniated disc. Typically these will have episodes of exacerbation and times of relief. Keeping a strong core may help. Traction also. Learn how to correctly lift objects. ( with knees instead of back) if persistent, consider MRI because sometimes surgery is needed, or localized blocks by pain management.
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