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A 37-year-old female asked:

I fractured my l1-l4 transverse processes . after 6 weeks still having lots of pain, stinging in hip& buttock. pain down leg. is this normal?

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Dr. Mitchel Schwindt
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Back Fracture: Fracture of the multiple transverse processes can damage structures adjacent or passing through this bony structure. Pain down legs suggests involvement of a nerve or nerves. This could be due to bony fragment, swelling, muscle spasm or nerve injury. A follow up visit with your doctor and possibly a repeat MRI or nerve conduction study to determine cause.

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