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Old 11-27-2011, 02:22 PM   #1
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L4/L5 Spine problems

hi guys, sorry if I lack some info will provide what i know,

a family member of mine who is around 50~ has been reciving some pain lately around the outside of the thigh area. When for MRI scan and was told that the L4/L5 is quite narrow and that they have the following options:

Either a injection (from what little i know i presume its a epidural?) is this safe?

then if that does not work Surgery.


Does anybody have any more info about this that I can read up on, is there anything one can do to ease the pain? I have been told acupuncture works for some people? they have only got the letter yesterday from he hospital stating about the L4/L5 being out of place. My knowledge on this subject is very limited,seeing what I can find out on the internet and wondered across this site.

thanks

Last edited by harvie111; 11-27-2011 at 02:24 PM.