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When nerve roots in the lower back (lumbar region) are compressed,
the pressure can affect nerves that extend into the legs. This can cause
symptoms of pain, numbness, and weakness in the legs and feet.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerRobert B. Keller, MD - Orthopedics
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Robert B. Keller, MD - Orthopedics
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