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Lumbar radiculopathy

It's important to get evaluated by a top New York injury doctor in the first 72 hours after your accident. 


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Lumbar Radiculopathy Overview:

  • Lumbar radiculopathy refers to pain that radiates along the sciatic nerve, often caused by compression or irritation of the nerve roots in the lumbar spine.

Causes of Lumbar Radiculopathy:

  • Herniated Discs:

    • Disc material bulges or herniates, compressing nerve roots.

  • Spinal Stenosis:

    • Narrowing of the spinal canal, putting pressure on nerve roots.

  • Bone Spurs (Osteophytes):

    • Overgrowth of bone in the spine can compress nerve roots.

  • Degenerative Disc Disease:

    • Wear and tear on discs leading to nerve compression.

  • Spondylolisthesis:

    • Vertebrae slips out of place, impacting nerve roots.

Signs and Symptoms:

  • Radiating Pain:

    • Typically along the sciatic nerve, down the buttocks, and into the leg.

  • Numbness and Tingling:

    • Often in a specific pattern corresponding to the affected nerve.

  • Muscle Weakness:

    • Especially in the leg or foot served by the affected nerve.

Diagnosis and Evaluation:

  • Clinical Examination:

    • Assessment of symptoms, reflexes, and muscle strength.

  • Imaging Studies:

    • X-rays, MRI, or CT scans to visualize the spine and identify the cause of radiculopathy.

  • Nerve Conduction Studies (EMG):

    • To evaluate nerve function and identify areas of compression.

Treatment Approaches:

  • Conservative Measures:

    • Rest, physical therapy, and exercises to relieve nerve pressure.

    • Medications for pain and inflammation.

  • Interventional Procedures:

    • Epidural steroid injections for targeted pain relief.

    • Nerve root blocks to alleviate inflammation.

    • Physical therapy for strengthening and flexibility.

  • Surgical Options:

    • For cases unresponsive to conservative measures.

    • Procedures may include discectomy, laminectomy, or fusion.

NYPMD Specialists for Lumbar Radiculopathy:

  • Specialized evaluation by NYPMD neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons outside New York.

  • Expertise in managing lumbar radiculopathy through various treatment modalities.

  • Collaborative approach with physical therapists and other specialists for comprehensive patient care.

What You Can Expect at NYPMD for Lumbar Radiculopathy:

  • Thorough assessment to identify the cause and extent of lumbar radiculopathy.

  • Personalized treatment plans based on diagnostic findings and individual needs.

  • Conservative or interventional interventions for effective pain relief.

  • Comprehensive care and support for improved lumbar function and overall well-being.

It's important to get evaluated by a top New York injury doctor in the first 72 hours after your accident. 

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