A 59-year-old member asked:
How is lumbar radiculopathy typically diagnosed?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Michael Bolesta answered
39 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Your story: If you have shooting pain, numbness, tingling, weakness in the parts of the body served by a spinal nerve, that gives you the diagnosis in most cases. The physical examination helps confirm this. Tests like mri, ct, myelography, EMG are done to confirm what is already suspected by your history.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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