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Can you explain the diagnosis of lumbar radiculopathy?

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Dr. ..answered
Critical Care 24 years experience
Nerve root malfuncti: Lumbar radiculopathy just means that a lumbar nerve root is not working properly. It is commonly caused by a herniated disc or spinal stenosis. Other diagnoses are often medical, such as neuropathy, guillan barre and polio. These generally cause a poly radiculopathy vs a herniated disc which causes a monoradiculopathy.
Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery 40 years experience
Lumbar radiculopathy: Lumbar radiculopathy refers to pain where a nerve is compressed in the lower back/lumbar region causing pain that radiates or shoots down the leg following the innervation pattern of the nerve that is being compressed.
Dr. Kevin Vaught
29 years experience
Sure: Lumbar radiculopathy refers to the typical symptoms of a "pinched nerve". These include severe, lancinating pain in a consistent distribution. Other symptoms include numbness or tingling and occasionally weakness. It is most commonly caused by a herniated disc. Check out spine-health.Com.

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