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Lumbar Radiculopathy (Sciatica)

Sciatica

Sciatica is a term used to describe the symptoms of leg pain, tingling, numbness, or weakness that travel down the low back via the sciatic nerve in the back of the leg. Sciatica (sometimes known as radiculopathy) is a description of symptoms, not a diagnosis. A herniated disc, spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, and spondylolisthesis can all cause sciatica.

Lumbar Radiculopathy SCIATICA

Radiculopathy caused by a herniated disc

In between every vertebrae is a spongy material (disc) that maintains the space between the bones of your spine. This spongy disc material can sometimes become soft and squeeze(herniate) against the spinal cord or nerves.

Treatment Options

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