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Nerves Commonly Affected by Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Nerves Commonly Affected by Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Picture of nerves affected by lumbar spinal stenosis

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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.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Robert B. Keller, MD - Orthopedics
Last Revised February 13, 2012

Last Revised: February 13, 2012

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Robert B. Keller, MD - Orthopedics

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