Re: Trapped nerve in lower spine help please
The lumbar spinal nerves carry sensation and innervate the lower limbs. When someone has lumbar nerve compression, it is not unusual to have radiating pain into the groin, buttocks, hip, leg and feet, and they run along specific routes that are called dermatomes. For example, if a patient complains of numbness in the big toe, the doctor would know to start investigating at the L4 (lumbar 4) nerve root. The root is located between the L4 and L5 vertebrae but the pain goes down into the foot and can cause pain at any point along the nerve.
Did they do any imaging at hospital or just how did they deduce that the pain was coming from an entrapped nerve?