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Michigan Sports and Spine

Lumbar Radiculopathy

Overview
Lumbar radiculopathy is nerve irritation caused by damage to the discs between the vertebrae in the lumbar spine.  Can result in a herniated disc and/or sciatica.

Causes
Degeneration of the outer ring of the disc
Traumatic injury

Symptoms
Low back pain
"Popping" sensation
Numbness and tingling
Increased pain with movements at the waist and with coughing and sneezing
Increased radiating pain when the lower extremity is lifted

Diagnosis
EMG
X-rays
CT scan
MRI

Treatment
Anti-inflammatory and pain medications
Cortisone injections
Physical therapy
Surgery

Source: http://www.emedicinehealth.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=26093

 

 

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