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A 38-year-old member asked:

How do you treat lumbar radiculopathy?

3 doctor answers13 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
Pain Management 37 years experience
Spinal nerve block: A lumber spinal nerve block is used to deposit steroids directly on the inflamed nerve causing the radiculopathy.
Dr. Brian Le
Dr. Brian Leanswered
Pain Management 18 years experience
Lumbar radiculopathy: There are many treatments for lumbar radiculopathy like heat pads, accupuncture, chiropractic therapy, exercise, massage, medications, injections ... Please see a pain management doctor for evaluation. You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation and treatment.
Dr. Jeffrey Gross
A Verified Doctoranswered
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Conservatively!: Depending on how bad the symptoms are, the recommendations can vary. If there is strong neurological compromise, surgical decompression is usually advised. For minor symptoms, anti-inflammatories (if tolerated) and physical therapy come first. Middle ground treatment includes selective injections, such as epidural type endeavors. Injured discs are more likely to need surgical treatment.

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What is lumbar radiculopathy?

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Dr. Steven Saunders
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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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