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Can you have lumbosacral neuritis without herniated disk?

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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Douglas Chang
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: yes

The neuritis just refers to irritation of the spinal nerves, which can be from herniated disk, bone spur, post operative scar tissue, doctor caused trauma from a needle, tumor, infection, metabolic/endorcine (ie diabetic poly-radiculopathy) etc.
.. http://www.medicinenet.com/radiculopathy/article.htm.

In brief: yes

The neuritis just refers to irritation of the spinal nerves, which can be from herniated disk, bone spur, post operative scar tissue, doctor caused trauma from a needle, tumor, infection, metabolic/endorcine (ie diabetic poly-radiculopathy) etc.
.. http://www.medicinenet.com/radiculopathy/article.htm.
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