Pinched Nerve in Low Back

What causes lumbar radiculopathy? Pinching from a bone spur and compression from a herniated disc are not the only way nerves are irritated. They can also be affected by local inflammation or reduced blood flow. Scar tissue from a previous surgery can also create irritation. Other possible causes include osteoarthritis, infection, diabetes, tumor and scoliosis. Occasionally the nerve can be affected by a progressing disease in the central nervous system such as multiple sclerosis.

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