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Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
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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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Lumbar (Definition)

The lumbar part of the spine is the low back. It is made up of five bones (most of the time) stacked one on top of the other. They are connected by disks, facet joints, and ligaments. These soft parts allow for movement controlled by the spinal muscles; the muscles can also keep it stiff when need be. The lumbar spine also contains and protects nerves to ...Read more


Dr. Leo Germin
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What is the treatment of lumbosacral neuritis/radiculitis?

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. 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?

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. Steven Giannotta
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I have lumbosacral spondylosis without myelopathy, spinal stenosis other than cervical, lumbar region with neurogenic claudication and thoracic radiculitis. What should I do?

I have lumbosacral spondylosis without myelopathy, spinal stenosis other than cervical, lumbar region with neurogenic claudication and thoracic radiculitis. What should I do?

Exercizes: There are two therapies for neurogenic claudication. Many patients who religiously perform the daily stretching and back strenghthening exercizes, get relief. For those who don't decompressive surgery can improve quality of life. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is lumbrosacral neuritis/radiculitis?

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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Dr. Chaim Colen
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What is brachial neuritis or radiculitis?

Brachial Neuritis: Brachial neuritis is when there is inflamation or irritation to a nerve or nerve root. The inciting agent can be a disc herniation infection or something similar. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Weston
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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. Bennett Machanic
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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. Qamar Khan
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Can you have lumbosacral neuritis without herniated disk?

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. Clemens Schirmer
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Is it possible for lumbosacral neuritis to get worse if left untreated?

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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Neuritis (Definition)

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


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