Lumbar radiculopathy is a disease of the lumbar spinal nerve root. Often called sciatica, it is typically caused by compression of the spinal nerve root, according to Emory Healthcare. More »

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According to Health Research Funding, a diagnosis of lumbar radiculopathy under ICD 9 refers to damage to the discs between the vertebrae in the spine. The damage may be due to acute trauma or to deterioration of the dis... More »

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Surgery can help reduce the effects of lumbar radiculopathy by freeing the affected pinched nerve from pressure, which minimizes or eliminates the weakness, numbness and pain associated with this condition, explains Heal... More »

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Lumbar procedures that sometimes require fluoroscopy are a lumbar puncture and vertebroplasty, according to Johns Hopkins Medicine. Doctors use a lumbar puncture, also known as the spinal tap, to withdraw cerebrospinal f... More »

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Lumbar decompression surgery has risks such as infection, leakage of cerebrospinal fluid, formation of blood clots, recurrent symptoms, nerve injury and paralysis, and facial sores, states NHS Choices. Infection is the m... More »

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With the patient under general anesthesia, the surgeon performs a lumbar discectomy of the spine by making an incision in the patient's back; removing the lamina, or bone at the backside of the spinal canal; retracting t... More »

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Lumbar degenerative disc disease is when the spinal discs on the lumbar vertebrae break down through cracks and tears or through the loss of fluid in the discs, according to WebMD. Patients can also experience degenerati... More »

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