Compression Of Lumbar/Sacral Nerve Roots

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  • Compression of Lumbar/Sacral nerve roots


  • Typically from osteophyte, ruptured discs, degenerative changes or combinations--> narrowing neuroforamina and pinching the root
  • Usually involves L5 or S1roots


  • Acute if disc herniation or trauma; more typically sub-acute and chronic, pain radiates from low back down leg in accordance w/distribution of nerve, sx wax and wane