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Can you explain what are neuritis, radiculitis, radiculopathy, sciatica and cauda equina?

Can you explain what are neuritis, radiculitis, radiculopathy, sciatica and cauda equina?

Ill try: These are all similar terms neuritis is inflamation of a peripheral nervec radiculitis is inflation of a nerve rootr adiculopathy is chacteristic pain pattetn from a radiculitis siatica is ageneral term that describesva chacteristic pain in buttocks and leg often caused by a radiculits or neuritis of siatic nerve. Cauda equina is the name of the large group of nerves that comes off spinal cord tip. ...Read more

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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Low Back Pain (Definition)

Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more


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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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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is lumbrosacral neuritis/radiculitis?

Generic: If a nerve is pinched in the lower back, by a ruptured disc, this is termed radiculopathy. If the nerve root is merely irritated or inflamed, this would be radiculitis. Neuritis would refer to peripheral nerve in the leg, a more distal process. ...Read more

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What is lumbago? Also, thoracic or lumbosacral neuritis or radiculitis?

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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I had neck injury 2014 pain at time 8/10 now 3-4/10 Brachial neuritis radiculitis.pinched nerves in neck. MRI done 2015 I relate to injury advise ?

 I had neck injury 2014 pain at time 8/10 now 3-4/10 Brachial neuritis radiculitis.pinched nerves in neck. MRI done 2015 I relate to injury  advise ?

See a neurosurgeon: for either injection to decrease inflammation and/or pain, physical therapy, or surgical options to reduce the impingement/entrapment effects or fix the underlying source. Hope this helps and thank you for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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What is lumbar hmnp protrusion with sciatica and radiculitis?

What is lumbar hmnp protrusion with sciatica and radiculitis?

Herniation/Sciatica: The disc is like a jelly filled donut. If the donut is compressed too much the jelly leaks out through a break in the donut's bread. The same is true with a disc, the tear is caused by the compression resulting in a herniation (protrusion) and the jelly (inside portion of the disc) is either leaking out or trying to get out. Radiculitis suggests pain without any deficits noted on exam. ...Read more

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I've got a friend with radiculitis sciata lumbago. It is aggreviated by the cold/ wind. Does anyone know what may help/eliminate the pain?

I've got a friend with radiculitis sciata lumbago. It is aggreviated by the cold/ wind. Does anyone know what may help/eliminate the pain?

Weeks to Months: Generally most people can get relief from sciatic pain doing the conservative care within 3-6 weeks. If it persists after that, it can take up to 6 months to heal by itself. You may still be a candidate for epidural steroid injections that may help relieve the pain while your body heals itself. ...Read more

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What is best treatment to prevent cauda equina syndrome in patient who has sciatica ?

What is best treatment to prevent cauda equina syndrome in patient who has sciatica ?

None: That's like asking, "One of the rooms in my house is uncomfortably warm. How can I prevent my house from burning down?" Aside from the fact that a house fire produces heat, the two things are unrelated. CAS is RARE. Sciatica and CAS can be produced by some of the same pathologies, but sciatica is just a pain. CAS is serious. My advice: Find something else to worry about. ...Read more

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I have sciatica symptoms doctor ignoring cause hypochondriasis not taking me serious. I will get paralysed from cauda equina syndrome right? Pls help!

I have sciatica symptoms doctor ignoring cause hypochondriasis not taking me serious. I will get paralysed from cauda equina syndrome right? Pls help!

Sciatica: Sciatica in 20 year olds is rarely due to a central cord lesion it is usually due to a disc pushing on the nerve root at the neural foramen. It is unlikely that sciatica will progress to cauda equina syndrome. If your symptoms are significant then see a back specialist, and they can examine you and determine an appropriate treatment plan. Most episodes of sciatica resolve on their own in a month. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Sciatica (Definition)

Sciatica is a symptom describing pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg. It results from injury to or pressure on the sciatic nerve, which starts in the lower spine and runs down the ...Read more


Dr. Peter Glusker
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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