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What is lumbar radiculopathy?

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Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Lumbar radiculoparhy

Refers to disc in lumbar spine bulging or herniating pressing on nerve leading to symptoms of pain, numbness and sometimes weakness in lower extremity.

In brief: Lumbar radiculoparhy

Refers to disc in lumbar spine bulging or herniating pressing on nerve leading to symptoms of pain, numbness and sometimes weakness in lower extremity.
Dr. Steven Saunders
Dr. Steven Saunders
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Irritation

Irritation of a nerve in the lumbar spine causing a variety of symptoms running into the leg.

In brief: Irritation

Irritation of a nerve in the lumbar spine causing a variety of symptoms running into the leg.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Dr. Edward Hellman
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Dr. Thomas A. McNally
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Nerve pain

There are a few common causes of lumbar radiculopathy.
It is pain coming from a pinched nerve. The nerves are most often pinched by discs, bony spurs, or overgrown ligaments. Rarely, the nerves can be compressed by tumors or infection.

In brief: Nerve pain

There are a few common causes of lumbar radiculopathy.
It is pain coming from a pinched nerve. The nerves are most often pinched by discs, bony spurs, or overgrown ligaments. Rarely, the nerves can be compressed by tumors or infection.
Dr. Thomas A. McNally
Dr. Thomas A. McNally
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management

In brief: See below

Nerve irritation caused by damage to the discs between the vertebrae.
Damage to the disc occurs because of degeneration ("wear and tear") of the outer ring of the disc, traumatic injury, or both.

In brief: See below

Nerve irritation caused by damage to the discs between the vertebrae.
Damage to the disc occurs because of degeneration ("wear and tear") of the outer ring of the disc, traumatic injury, or both.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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