A 41-year-old female asked:
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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
28 years experience Rheumatology
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.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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At: Your relative young age, bilateral radiculopathy rare. Pain lasting more than a month should be thoroughly examined.
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