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What treatment is done for someone that has low back radiculopathy?

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Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
See nelow: Physical therapy, epidural steroid injection and if all else fails, microdoscectomy.
Dr. Brian Le
Dr. Brian Leanswered
Pain Management 17 years experience
Lumbar radiculopathy: We usually start with more conservative treatments like physical therapy, exercise, water therapy. You also can use some medications like ibuprofen, tylenol (acetaminophen) .... The next step is epidural steroid injection/nerve block. If you fail all conservative treatment, the next step is surgical evaluation.

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