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What is lumbar disc derangement with left radiculopathy?

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Dr. Samir Lapsiwala
Neurosurgery 23 years experience
Sciatica: Lumbar disk has degerated and is protruding out and compressing one of the nerves causing leg pain, numbness/tingling.
Dr. Sivakumar Jaikumar
Neurosurgery 25 years experience
Clarification: Lumbar degeneration, the discs, facets change with age, and can compress nerve roots to cause leg pain. Treatment based on severity of symtoms..Conservative i.E pain meds, physical therapy, epidural injections, more aggressive treatment based on severitty of symptoms.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Diagnosis: It is s diagnosis implying that there is a disc problem in the lumbar spine that is causing pain to run down the left leg along the distribution of the nerve.

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