Pain pp 627-632 | Cite as

Lumbar Radicular Pain

  • Adrian J. Maurer
  • Nebojsa Nick KnezevicEmail author
  • Kenneth D. Candido


Low back and lower extremity pain is the most common complaint encountered in pain management practice. Often, pain in the low back and lower extremities is caused by irritation of the lumbar nerve roots, described as lumbar radiculopathy. In this chapter, we discuss an overview of the anatomy, pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment options for lumbar radicular pain.


Lumbar pain Leg pain Radicular pain Radiculopathy Lumbar Spinal nerve 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adrian J. Maurer
    • 1
  • Nebojsa Nick Knezevic
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Kenneth D. Candido
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyAdvocate Illinois Masonic Medical CenterChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Departments of Anesthesiology and SurgeryUniversity of Illinois College of MedicineChicagoUSA

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