I am suffering from Lumbar Radiculopathy. For the past 1 year, I am suffering from back pain and I have taken medicines, physiotherapy but can't get relief in pain. Please help.

Asked anonymously on 10th May, 2019 at 7:03 am

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Last edited on 12th Aug 2021 at 10:11 am

Hello, Lumbar Radicular symptoms include pain which radiates into the lower extremity (thigh, calf, and occasionally the foot) directly along the course of a specific spinal nerve root. The most common symptom of radicular pain is sciatica (pain that radiates along the sciatic nerve - down the back of the thigh and calf into the foot).

Treatment:

  1. In the initial stage, the doctor suggests a nonsurgical treatment (such as physical therapy, medications) which often gets improve within 6 weeks to 3 months.
  2. Since in your case the nonsurgical treatment does not alleviate the pain, decompressive surgeries such as laminectomy and/or discectomy/microdiscectomy. These surgeries typically provides relief of radicular pain for 85% to 90% of patients.

We suggest you to consult a nearby Orthopedic and only after a physical examination, the complete treatment can be provided by the doctors. I hope this answers your query. Find our page which will help you look for doctors - Orthopedic Doctor in India.

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