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What is the definition or description of: lumbar radiculopathy?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Pain &/or neurologic

Symptoms over a nerve distribution to the leg due to compression of a spinal nerve or several of them due to: fracture, disc herniation, tumor, infection, a cyst, degenerative hypertrophic (overgrowth) changes, spinal stenosis, a hematoma or blood clot, a spinal deformity or instability.

In brief: Pain &/or neurologic

Symptoms over a nerve distribution to the leg due to compression of a spinal nerve or several of them due to: fracture, disc herniation, tumor, infection, a cyst, degenerative hypertrophic (overgrowth) changes, spinal stenosis, a hematoma or blood clot, a spinal deformity or instability.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Dr. Carl Spivak
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Radiating leg pain

Lumbar radiculopathy is leg pain, numbness and weakness caused by compression of a spinal nerve as it leaves the spine to supply the leg.
This nerve carries the information from the brain to the leg and from the leg to the brain. Therefore, the brain registers pain and a problem in the leg even though the problem is in the back. For example compression of the s1 nerve causes sciatica.

In brief: Radiating leg pain

Lumbar radiculopathy is leg pain, numbness and weakness caused by compression of a spinal nerve as it leaves the spine to supply the leg.
This nerve carries the information from the brain to the leg and from the leg to the brain. Therefore, the brain registers pain and a problem in the leg even though the problem is in the back. For example compression of the s1 nerve causes sciatica.
Dr. Carl Spivak
Dr. Carl Spivak
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