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What is the difference between 'herniated disk' and 'lumbar radiculopathy'?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Different labels

A disc herniation is a portion of a disc outside its normal confines while a radiculopathy is pain over a nerve path cuaaed by a pinching or compression of that nerve which could include a disc herniation, a cyst, a tumor or mass, a blood clot called a hematoma or spobal strnosis to name a few.

In brief: Different labels

A disc herniation is a portion of a disc outside its normal confines while a radiculopathy is pain over a nerve path cuaaed by a pinching or compression of that nerve which could include a disc herniation, a cyst, a tumor or mass, a blood clot called a hematoma or spobal strnosis to name a few.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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