Nerve root impingement is when the spinal cord or spinal nerve is irritated by the pressure or a chemical reaction from the displaced herniated material. Loss of function, weakness, tingling, and pain can be caused when there is pressure from the herniated disc on the nerve roots. Delayed treatment may result in the nerve root becoming permanently damaged. This can result in a common condition or set of symptoms known as radiculopathy. Radiculopathy is commonly described as symptoms of:
- Weakness along the path of the affected nerve, usually the arms or legs
- Altered sensation due to nerve irritation
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