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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.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerRobert B. Keller, MD - Orthopedics
Last RevisedFebruary 13, 2012

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