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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
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Definition of lumbosacral neuritis?

Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
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Definition of lumbosacral neuritis?

See below: Neuritis means inflammation of a nerve, but we would not usually describe lumbosacral nerve problems by that term. Might instead use radiculitis or radiculopathy. Not sure of what context this was introduced, but perhaps this refers to pain radiating from your spine down a leg. If occurring after back surgery, perhaps post-op scarring or arachnoiditis. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnon Rubin
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Neuritis (Definition)

Neuritis describes any condition where there is inflammation of a nerve or nerves, which may cause weakness, ...Read more


Dr. Clemens Schirmer
Board Certified, Interventional Radiology
14 years in practice
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Is it possible for lumbosacral neuritis to get worse if left untreated?

Dr. Clemens Schirmer
Board Certified, Interventional Radiology
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Is it possible for lumbosacral neuritis to get worse if left untreated?

Depends on the cause: Neuritis refers to inflammation of a nerve, in this case of the nerves at the bottom end of the spine. Depending on the reason for such an inflammation it could get worse, may be self-limiting or may get better with just waiting. If the reason for example is a bacterial infection then under most circumstances treatment would be advised. This is less clear for other reasons. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
Board Certified, Pain Management
12 years in practice
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Can you have lumbosacral neuritis without herniated disk?

Dr. Qamar Khan
Board Certified, Pain Management
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Can you have lumbosacral neuritis without herniated disk?

A lot of terms: Neuritis/Radiculitis are synonyms suggesting sciatica pain but without significant exam findings. You can have tears in the disc causing chemical inflammation rather than mechanical irritation. Radiculopathy is a term for sciatica that causes, numbness, weakness and reflex changes on exam. Sciatica is term for all of the above but generally includes back and leg pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Leo Germin
Board Certified, Neurology
37 years in practice
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What is the treatment of lumbosacral neuritis/radiculitis?

Dr. Leo Germin
Board Certified, Neurology
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What is the treatment of lumbosacral neuritis/radiculitis?

See below: It depends on the nature of the condition. Mri of the ls spine and EMG might be helpful for determination of the severety of the process. Based on the results treatment might include non steroidal otc medications, physical therapy, pain killers or consultation with pain management or spine specialist. However best solution is to see your doctor for advice. ...Read more

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Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
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What is lumbago? Also, thoracic or lumbosacral neuritis or radiculitis?

Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
Board Certified, Orthopedic Spine Surgery
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What is lumbago? Also, thoracic or lumbosacral neuritis or radiculitis?

Back pain/leg pain: Lumbago implies low back pain. Neuritis, implies inflammation of the nerves and radiculitis implies inflammation of spinal nerve roots. With neuritis and radiculitis you will have leg pain or burning sensation. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Board Certified, Diagnostic Radiology
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What kind of MRI is needed to diagnose problems with lumbosacral neuritis or SI joints?

Dr. Michael Gabor
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What kind of MRI is needed to diagnose problems with lumbosacral neuritis or SI joints?

Lumbosacral spine: MRI and SI joint MRI, respectively.

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Dr. Anita Prakash
Board Certified, Cardiology
24 years in practice
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ECG comparison changes inverted T-wave. I had spinal injury before the 1st ECG cervical thoracic Lumbosacral neuritis. Is it Related to spine or CNS?

Dr. Anita Prakash
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ECG comparison changes inverted T-wave. I had spinal injury before the 1st ECG cervical thoracic Lumbosacral neuritis. Is it Related to spine or CNS?

Yes possibly: It is well documented that there is a whole gamut of ST/T changes that can occur in the setting of CNS injury, ranging from subtle ST Changes, sinus arrhythmia/sinus tachycardia, etc. IF you have risk factors for CAD, and are having chest pain/pressure, then see a cradiologist sooner than later. ...Read more

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Dr. Claudia Anglade
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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9 years in bed with a life threatening neuro muscke disease , cervical & lumbar neuritis and spondioltis u name it I got it suffer death Drs won hel?

Dr. Claudia Anglade
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 9 years in bed with a life threatening neuro muscke disease , cervical & lumbar neuritis and spondioltis u name it I got it  suffer death Drs won hel?

Second opinion: Have you looked into being evaluated by specialists such as Neurology, Rheumatology, Orthopaedic Spine Specialist and Pain Medicine? Your condition is chronic and can be frustrating. Please look into all avenues if you haven't already. ...Read more

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Dr. Samuel Hunter
Board Certified, Neurology
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What actually causes the symptoms of neuritis?

Dr. Samuel Hunter
Board Certified, Neurology
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What actually causes the symptoms of neuritis?

Neuritis not simple: An irritated nerve will produce symptoms of pain in the nerve area, and may cause weakness as well. Usually this term is used to specify a neurve related painful condition. However, sometimes the problem is in the brain and it only seems like it is in a nerve. Vestibular neuritis is a misnomer, the problem is usually in the inner ear. Brachial plexitis is also a neuritis. ...Read more

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Dr. Larry Armstrong
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
22 years in practice
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What is cranial neuritis?

Dr. Larry Armstrong
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
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What is cranial neuritis?

Inflammation: Neuritis is a word used by physicians to explain pain and inflammation of a nerve. Cranial neuritis usually applies to a nerve exiting the skull which is specifically inflamed or painful. ...Read more

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