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How does a 'herniated disk' differ from a 'lumbar radiculopathy'?

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Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery
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In brief: It can cause it

Typical symptoms of an acute lumbar radiculopathy are severe, lancinating pain in a consistent distribution.
Other symptoms include numbness or tingling and occasionally weakness. Symptoms are usually better with rest and worse with activity. A herniated disc is one of the most common causes of a radiculopathy. Check out spine-health.Com.

In brief: It can cause it

Typical symptoms of an acute lumbar radiculopathy are severe, lancinating pain in a consistent distribution.
Other symptoms include numbness or tingling and occasionally weakness. Symptoms are usually better with rest and worse with activity. A herniated disc is one of the most common causes of a radiculopathy. Check out spine-health.Com.
Dr. Kevin Vaught
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: A disc herniation

Is a piece of disc material that has left its normal boundaries.
A lumbar radiculopathy is a compression of a nerve root or roots causing symptoms to travel into a leg or legs and can be caused by a disc herniation.

In brief: A disc herniation

Is a piece of disc material that has left its normal boundaries.
A lumbar radiculopathy is a compression of a nerve root or roots causing symptoms to travel into a leg or legs and can be caused by a disc herniation.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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