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What is lumbar radiculopathy in people with diabetes?

Thoracic or lumbar radiculopathy is a common mononeuropathy (occurs when a single nerve is damaged). It occurs in the torso. It affects a band of the chest or abdominal wall on one or both sides. It seems to occur more often in people with type 2 diabetes. People with this neuropathy get better with time.

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