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A 47-year-old member asked:

Is lumbar radiculopathy permanent?

4 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 41 years experience
Usually not: Most of these due to a disc problem get bettwr without surgery and the ones tgat need surgery, 90% get better as well.
Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery 40 years experience
Radiculopathy: It depends on the nature of the nerve compression. In the case of a disc herniation causing a nerve radiculopathy removing of the disc herniation in most cases relieves the pain.
Dr. Kevin Vaught
29 years experience
No: The majority of patients either improve with conservative care or do well with surgical treatment. Check out spine-health.Com.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Varies: The vast majority of cases of radiculopathy are not permanent, however there are times when a nerve can be damaged to the extent that it will permanently cause some degree of symptoms whether it be pain, numbness, or weakness.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

Is lumbar radiculopathy a permanent illness?

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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice 19 years experience
Consult your doctor: I suggest that you see your physician about the specifics of your condition.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What is lumbar radiculopathy?

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Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Lumbar radiculoparhy: Refers to disc in lumbar spine bulging or herniating pressing on nerve leading to symptoms of pain, numbness and sometimes weakness in lower extremity.

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