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what is lumbar neuritis

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  • Dr. Chris June 5, 2011

    Lumbar or lumbosacral neuritis is inflammation of the nerves of the lower back. These nerves perform a number of functions in the lower abdomen/pelvis, genitalia and legs. Nerves carry signals from these areas to the spinal cord/brain (sensory nerves) or impulses from the spinal cord/brain to muscles in this area (motor nerves). The most common causes of nerve inflammation is an injury and/or compression of the nerve but drugs and other substances may also irritate the nerves. If the nerve is inflamed, its functions are hampered meaning you may feel pain, discomfort, tingling or numbness. Alternatively the muscles in these area may be weak. Your doctor will be able to assess you further and refer you to a neurologist for treatment.


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