Lumbar radiculopathy usually is a condition that occurs after you’ve had lower back pain for a while. By ignoring the initial symptoms that caused your discomfort, you risk developing this painful pinched nerve condition. Don’t hesitate to call on the spine doctors at the Spine & Rehab Group for a complete exam when back pain begins. And if you do need treatment for lumbar radiculopathy or surgery for lumbar radiculopathy, you’re in the best hands.
Lumbar radiculopathy describes a range of symptoms that occur due to compression or inflammation of a lumbar spinal nerve root exiting the spine at levels L1 to S4. The lower back is highly mobile and any changes in the structure can cause referred pain and other symptoms. Millions of people struggle with back pain and leg pain because of such spinal conditions.
The symptoms affect your quality of life by inhibiting your capacity to do daily tasks. Damage to any part of the lumbar spine can lead to sudden structural changes, causing compression of the spinal nerve roots. This leads to symptoms of lumbar radiculopathy.
Effective lumbar radiculopathy treatment depends on an early and correct diagnosis. Dr. Amr Hosny and the highly trained spine specialists at the Spine & Rehab Group in New York City and northern New Jersey use the latest technology to diagnose the point of your pain. Then they can offer effective treatment.
Due to age, disease or injury, conditions develop in your lumbar spine that cause lower back pain and other symptoms. Lumbar radiculopathy develops if these conditions aren’t treated promptly, and you end up with compression or irritation of your spinal nerves in the lumbar spine. Some spinal conditions that can lead to radiculopathy in the lumbar spine include:
Any activities that exert significant and sustained pressure on your lower back put you at risk of lumbar radiculopathy. Some people are more susceptible to the condition than others. Factors that make you more vulnerable to lumbar radiculopathy include:
Symptoms of lumbar radiculopathy vary, depending on the location of the nerve roots that have been compressed. If you experience regular lower back discomfort, look for symptoms of lumbar radiculopathy. Consult with a spine doctor like Dr. Hosny for diagnosis and treatment at the first sign of lower back pain. Symptoms of lumbar radiculopathy include:
In some cases, you won’t feel any pain accompanying lumbar radiculopathy, but you may experience flare-ups. This is why you need a diagnosis that allows for immediate treatment to avoid further damage to the nerve roots. If you ignore the problem or mask the pain, your condition likely worsens over time.
Your spine specialist finds the best radiculopathy lumbar region treatment based on the examination and diagnostic results. Interventional treatment aims to reduce pain, restore full function of your lower back and offer a permanent solution to the pain and discomfort. Lumbar radiculopathy treatments may include:
The expert spine doctors at the Spine & Rehab Group recommend the most conservative treatment for radiculopathy after a thorough examination of your case. They use on surgery only when they’ve tried all other options. If you have lower back pain and other symptoms of lumbar radiculopathy, contact the spine specialists at one of their eight New York City and northern New Jersey locations for the most effective treatment for lumbar radiculopathy.