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A 50-year-old male asked:

I have osteophyte contact of the nerve root at the l5 s1 facet joint also disk degeneration recently i am feeling like the nerve in the anterior porti?

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Dr. Gregory Woods
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Nerve root pain?: Osteophytes are the body's way of spreading out the pressure in an area in which a joint or disc is wearing out. Sometimes those spurs can irritate nerve roots. The body often will compensate over time however, if weakness, burning pain and numbness occur then you should seek evaluation and treatment by an orthopedic surgeon or neurosurgeon.
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