Lumbar Radiculopathy

Lumbar Radiculopathy is the description of pain and/or neurological symptoms resulting from any type of condition that irritates a nerve in the lower back. These lumbar nerves then branch out to supply muscles that enable functioning of the shoulder, arms, hands and fingers.

Common symptoms of lumbar radiculopathy include, pain, weakness, or numbness in the areas served by the affected nerve. Pain can be felt in one area only or progress throughout the entire arm.

Treatment options for lumbar radiculopathy include, rest or activity modification, physical therapy, ice and/or heat therapy, pain management with injections and manual manipulation.