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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.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Robert B. Keller, MD - Orthopedics|
|Last Revised||February 13, 2012|