nerve root impingement

nerve root impingement

the abnormal protrusion of body tissue into the space occupied by a spinal nerve root. Causes may include disk herniation, tissue prolapse, and inflammation.

nerve root impingement

Nerve root irritation Neurology Pressure on the nerve roots caused by disc herniation or subluxation of the vertebrae or ribs which can cause involuntary muscle contraction, numbness, tingling and/or pain.
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This malady results from nerve root impingement and/or inflammation that causes neurologic symptoms in the distribution of the affected nerve root(s).
The MRI showed focal severe right L5-S1 nerve root impingement with extruded disc matter.
In severe cases associated with nerve root impingement, epidural steroids may be necessary.