1.9 Lumbar Radicular Pain and Radiculopathy Overview

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What is the common conservative approach for managing radiculopathy?

Physiotherapy with a multimodal approach

What treatment approach is not recommended for clients with acute low back and sciatica?

Complete bed rest

Which therapy aims to improve joint mobility and reduce pain in radiculopathy?

McKenzie extension exercises

What is a potential side effect of using pain medications for radiculopathy management?

Epigastric pain

When might surgical management be considered for radiculopathy cases?

When symptoms persist after 6 months of conservative management

Which post-operative intervention is highlighted as integral in rehabilitation following spinal surgery for radiculopathy?

Post-operative physiotherapy

What is the defining characteristic of radiculopathy?

Pain, weakness, or numbness in a specific distribution

What is the prevalence of lumbar and sacral radiculopathy in adult individuals with low back pain?

3 to 5%

Which diagnostic rule is considered evidence-based for radiculopathy?

Three out of four positive findings along with a positive SLR test

What distinguishes radiculopathy from radicular pain?

Combination of sensory and motor symptoms

What are typical symptoms associated with radicular pain?

Pain, paresthesia, and sensory loss

How does radiculopathy differ from radicular pain in terms of symptoms?

Combination of sensory and motor symptoms

Which of the following is not a common cause of lumbosacral radiculopathy?

Sensory loss in the affected region

Which nerve root is associated with weakness in hip flexion and adduction, and quadriceps weakness?


Which radiculopathy is characterized by weakness in ankle dorsiflexion, toe extension, and hip abduction?


What is a common clinical presentation of S1 radiculopathy?

Weakness in ankle plantar flexion

What is considered a gold standard measure to confirm the presence of disc bulge and herniation?

CT myelography

In individuals with radicular pain, what signs would not be evident?

Blurred vision

Which age group is more commonly affected by lumbosacral radiculopathy according to Schoenfeld et al. (2012)?

Women in their 50s and 60s

Which type of radiculopathy usually presents with posterior thigh, leg, and foot pain?

S1 radiculopathy

What reflex is associated with L4 radiculopathy?

Patellar reflex

What is the most common cause of radicular pain?

Intervertebral disc herniation

Learn about lumbar and sacral radiculopathy with this quiz. Explore the causes, symptoms, and prevalence of radicular pain in the lower back. Test your knowledge of disc displacement and its impact on intervertebral spaces.

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