|lumbar radiculopathy||medical dictionary|
Herniated disks often impinge on nearby nerve structures resulting in pain and neurologic symptoms. A clinical situation where the radicular nerve (nerve root) is compressed by the prolapsed disk is referred to as a radiculopathy. This problem tends to occur most commonly in the cervical and lumbar spine.
Origin: Gr. Pathos = disease
(27 Sep 1997)
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