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Is it advisable for a epidural shot when having pinched nerve ?

I have a pinched nerve between l3 and l4 - what treatments are available and do you recommend an epidural shot?
Asked On : Tue, 8 Mar 2011
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Hi,thanks for query.The need of treatment depends upon your problem and effect on your day to day activities.In case of significant problem you may need surgery also.In minor cases you may get away with rest,medicines and exercise later on.Epidural shot is an option when the pain is there and doctor thinks that there is swelling at the local point which can be taken care by local steriod.
wishing you good health.
Answered: Sat, 6 Aug 2011
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