What is lumbar radiculopathy?

Lumbar radiculopathy is a condition caused from a pinched or compressed nerve in the lower back. The pressure occurs at the nerve root where the nerve exits between two vertebrae. Symptoms can be experienced anywhere along the course of the nerve and are usually unilateral. Symptoms can be painful but not always. Frequently weakness, numbness or tingling in the buttock or leg may be experienced instead of pain. Others describe their symptoms are burning, pins and needles or pulsating pain. Any abnormal functioning of a nerve is known as neuropathy.

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