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A 38-year-old member asked:

Got l4-l5 facet block and feel pain in hip, is that normal?

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Dr. Lali Sekhon
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
yes: The l4/5 facets can give referred pain to your hip. Follow up with your pain specialist to discuss.
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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 19 years experience
Possible: Facet joints can have referred patterns of pain that radiate into different parts of the back and legs. It could be that stretching out the joint capsule could cause this issue. It should resolve as the cortisone takes affect and any fluid in the joint is absorbed by the body.
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Last updated Nov 26, 2014

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