Can you have cervical and lumbar radiculopathy together?

Yes. It is more common with people with a family history of disc problems as well as with smokers. Even with no family history and good lifestyle choices this can occur. 90% resolve without any surgery.

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Can cervical & lumbar radiculopathy happen together?

Yes. Yes if you are so unlucky- more typicalky when disc problems rin in families or if you are out of shaoe and/ or a smoker. Read more...
Yes. Although quite uncommon for the two to occur at the same time, it can occur. Check out spine-health.Com. Read more...
Yes. Yes, you can have similar conditions in the neck and back, and about 20 percent of people with problems in one area will get problems in the other area as well. Read more...

Hi doctors, was just wondering how do you get diagnosed for lumbar radiculopathy?

PM;R physician. Seek out an interventional pm;r (or anesthesia) pain physician. It's really not that difficult to diagnose lumbar radiculopathy, though it takes someone with knowledge of all the other possible conditions that can mimic lumbar radic to know for sure that your pain is actually coming from a pinching/irritation of a nerve in the back. Physical exam and possibly MRI is needed. Read more...