A 32-year-old member asked:
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can cervical & lumbar radiculopathy happen together?

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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.
Answered on Jul 6, 2012
Dr. Kevin Vaught
28 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: Although quite uncommon for the two to occur at the same time, it can occur. Check out spine-health.Com.
Answered on Sep 30, 2013
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Yes, you can have similar conditions in the neck and back, and about 20 percent of people with problems in one area will get problems in the other area as well.
Answered on May 30, 2017

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