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A 27-year-old female asked:

I have transverse process fractures of my l1-l4 (2006) i also have a herniated disc at my l5 s1 i'm in severe pain all the time is it from one or both?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Nihad Owaid
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 48 years experience
Mostly from the hern: if the fracture healed completely, then the pain mostly from herniated disc ,you need to have NCV and EMG nerve test , if it positive for nerve compression , try physical therapy , anti inflammatory drugs like Naproxyn , if pain persist try epidural steroid injection ,
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Both: Most likely both, particularly if you have pain running into the hip And leg.
Last updated Jun 10, 2017

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