Lumbar Radiculopathy

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What is Lumbar Radiculopathy?

Lumbar radiculopathy occurs when a bone spur or herniated disc presses into the nerves in the lower back as they branch out from the spinal cord into the pelvis. Lumbar radiculopathy is most common in people between 30 and 50 years old, and is accompanied by numbness, weakness and tingling in the leg or foot, sciatica, and muscle spasms.
Nonsurgical treatments, including therapy, medication and spinal injections, tend to alleviate the pain in most lumbar radiculopathy cases.