Back pain is often seen as an inevitable part of life as we age or stress our bodies, but lumbar radiculopathy can often arise from a structural problem—such as a herniated disc, bone spur, or other trauma—that can be resolved with treatment.
The lumbar region refers to the lower back, where nerves exit to enter your legs. Any damage or illness to these nerves can cause significant pain and impede your daily motion. Sciatica, where pain radiates down the back of your leg, is one common manifestation of lumbar radiculopathy. Other common symptoms include tingling or numbness of the foot or leg, general weakness, and muscle spasms. Dr. Hashwani performs a combined EMG/NCS to diagnose cervical radiculopathy and other nerve-related diseases.
There is a great variety of effective treatments for lumbar radiculopathy, many that do not involve surgery. Please do not hesitate to contact our office to find your path to a pain-free life.
To make an appointment with Dr. Hashwani, please call 281-313-0337.