A 41-year-old female asked:
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Lumbar radiculopathy: dr says i don't have disk problems, i've not had an injury to my back, so what else could cause that? Is it permenant?

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Dr. Lee Lawrence
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Multiple causes: Degenerative disc disease can cause symptoms. Mri could reveal pinched nerves if pain and weakness become severe. If steroids are used for asthma could have osteoporosis and compression fractures. Lab work could determine inflammatory causes. Emg could define type of nerve involvement. Recent birth could result in si joint or pubic pain. Conservative therapy with nsaids, rest or epidurals help.
Answered on Jan 26, 2017
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