What activities should be avoided with lumbar radiculopathy?
- Protect the area by avoiding activity that causes worsening symptoms, such as heavy lifting.
- Avoid too much bed rest.
- Stay active around the house, and go on short walks several times per day.
What exercises help with radiculopathy?
- Chin Tucks.
- Shoulder-Blade Squeezes.
- Neck Extensions.
- Isometric Holds.
- Side to Side Strengthener.
- Side Tilt.
- Shoulder Circles.
How long does it take to recover from lumbar radiculopathy?
Most radiculopathy symptoms go away with conservative treatment—for example, anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, chiropractic treatment, and avoiding activity that strains the neck or back. Symptoms often improve within 6 weeks to 3 months.