A 34-year-old member asked:
what is the difference between lumbar radiculopathy and lumbosacral spondylosis?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Thomas Dowling answered
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Nerve v degeneration: Lumbar radiculopathy a pain pattern due to nerve compression and spondylosus a term meaning degeneration of spine which can sometimes lead to a lumbar radiculopathy.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
Dr. Edward Hellman answered
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See below: Spondylosis refers the development or degenerative changes in the spine, whereas radiculopathy infers the irritation of a nerve in the back. Spondylosis can lead to a radiculopathy, but there are also other causes of a radiculopathy other than Spondylosis as well.
Answered on Nov 27, 2017
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