A 27-year-old female asked:
Disclaimer

if not properly treated, how does cervical and lumbar radiculopathy progress, or does it? could it lead to permanent damage or disability?

1 doctor answer
Dr. Stephen Southard
15 years experience Internal Medicine
It depends: This is very difficult to answer as it depends on what the cause of your radiculopathies are. They do tend to resolve with time without significant intervention but there are some cases where permanent damage/disability can occur - this tends to be the more rare outcome. Your best bet is to review this with a spine surgeon, for a more detailed review.
Answered on Oct 5, 2019
1
1 comment
2
2 thanks
Dr. Eric Weisman
36 years experience Neurology
After 2 weeks you can identify sub-clinical muscle changes on EMG examination prior to any clinically detectable loss of motor function
Aug 18, 2014

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month

Related questions:

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
40 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes: Yes if you are so unlucky- more typicalky when disc problems rin in families or if you are out of shaoe and/ or a smoker.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
31 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Sure: Happens all the time.
1
1 thank
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Hyde
29 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Second Opinion: Surgical recommendations can vary from surgeon to surgeon, based upon experience, training, and proficiency. I would suggest at least getting a second ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ayo Adu
Dr. Ayo Adu answered
14 years experience Sports Medicine
Further testing: You didn't specify what type of injections, but commonly, epidural steroid injections are performed for this. If this has failed, a procedure that co ... Read More
9
9 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month