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Can a L3 L4 process fracture cause leg numbness a year after it happened ?

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Dr. David Trettin
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In brief: Not likely

Assuming you had L3 and L4 transverse process fractures after an accident.
Numbness in a leg a year later is more likely related to other factors( pressure or swelling on a peripheral nerve for example ) although it is possible to have had a disc injury that us just now making its presence felt. Almost all transverse proc. Fxs.Heal uneventfully.. See your md should the numbness persist . Gl!

In brief: Not likely

Assuming you had L3 and L4 transverse process fractures after an accident.
Numbness in a leg a year later is more likely related to other factors( pressure or swelling on a peripheral nerve for example ) although it is possible to have had a disc injury that us just now making its presence felt. Almost all transverse proc. Fxs.Heal uneventfully.. See your md should the numbness persist . Gl!
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