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What is Discopathy or Lumbar Discopathy?

What is Discopathy or Lumbar Discopathy? I had MRI. I was refer to neurosurgeon with diagnosis of lumbar L5/% radiculopathy and discopathy?
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  • 'Jenny' on
  • 07/14/2014
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  • Pramod Kerkar, MD, FFARCSI, DA
  • Pramod Kerkar, MD, FFARCSI, DA

Diagnosis of "Discopathy" suggests multiple pathological abnormal condition of lumbar disc. The disc lies between two vertebrae. There are 5 disc in lumbar vertebral segment. Disc 4 and 5 lies between lumbar vertebrae 4 and 5. Radiculopathy suggests L4 nerve is pinched, which causes severe radiating pain into leg. The cause of nerve pinch could be bulge or hernated L4-5 disc or degenerative disc.

Discopathy diagnosis suggests you may have more than one pathological condition of the disc such as degenerative disc disease and herniated disc. Discopathy diagnosis is confirmed by MRI images.

Discopathy or Lumbar Discopathy

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