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A 38-year-old female asked:

Is it a pinched nerve have pain n the front inner & side of thigh. have pain n lower back, hips, pubic bone, groin area. can decompression help this?

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Dr. Zachariah George
Neurosurgery 17 years experience
Depends: This depends on what your imaging reveals. Lumbar stenosis can cause back pain and pain into thighs which are worse with ambulation. Decompression can help this with or without a fusion depending on your specific image and exam. However you are very young for something like this to happen. Please be seen and evaluated.
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Dr. Thomas A. McNally
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 28 years experience
Often: After a person has failed non-operative care for a pinched nerve, surgical decompression has a high success rate for improving radicular (nerve) pain.
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Last updated Jul 20, 2019

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