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Nerves most often affected by lumbar spinal stenosis

Location of nerves down legs that are most often affected by lumbar spinal stenosis

When nerve roots in the lower back (lumbar region) are squeezed, the pressure can affect nerves that extend into the legs. This can cause pain, numbness, and weakness in the legs and feet.

Current as of: June 26, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Kenneth J. Koval MD - Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Trauma
Robert B. Keller MD - Orthopedics

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