Nerves commonly affected by lumbar spinal stenosis

Picture of nerves affected by lumbar spinal stenosis

When nerve roots in the lower back (lumbar region) are compressed, the pressure can affect nerves that extend into the legs. This can cause symptoms of pain, numbness, and weakness in the legs and feet.

Current as ofSeptember 20, 2018

Author: Healthwise Staff
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