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Is lumbar radiculopathy permanent?

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Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Radiculopathy

It depends on the nature of the nerve compression.
In the case of a disc herniation causing a nerve radiculopathy removing of the disc herniation in most cases relieves the pain.

In brief: Radiculopathy

It depends on the nature of the nerve compression.
In the case of a disc herniation causing a nerve radiculopathy removing of the disc herniation in most cases relieves the pain.
Dr. James Goodrich
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Usually not

Most of these due to a disc problem get bettwr without surgery and the ones tgat need surgery, 90% get better as well.

In brief: Usually not

Most of these due to a disc problem get bettwr without surgery and the ones tgat need surgery, 90% get better as well.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Varies

The vast majority of cases of radiculopathy are not permanent, however there are times when a nerve can be damaged to the extent that it will permanently cause some degree of symptoms whether it be pain, numbness, or weakness.

In brief: Varies

The vast majority of cases of radiculopathy are not permanent, however there are times when a nerve can be damaged to the extent that it will permanently cause some degree of symptoms whether it be pain, numbness, or weakness.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Dr. Edward Hellman
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery

In brief: No

The majority of patients either improve with conservative care or do well with surgical treatment.
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In brief: No

The majority of patients either improve with conservative care or do well with surgical treatment.
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
Dr. Kevin Vaught
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