Compressed lumbar nerve

Compressed lumbar nerve

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Credit: JIM DOWDALLS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Compressed lumbar nerve. Illustration of the lower lumbar vertebrae, showing a nerve root (yellow) being compressed (red). This can happen due to the rupture or compression of one of the cartilaginous discs (light blue) between the lumbar vertebrae (brown). Symptoms affect the lower body and can include sciatica (shooting pains), numbness and weakness. The condition often improves with rest, although it may need to be treated surgically. The lumbar vertebrae are the five lowest unfused bones of the human spine. Each vertebra has a wide disc-like body with bony spines projecting to the rear (to the left in this image).

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