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As per the symptoms you have described me, it seems that you are having the lumbar spinal stenosis.The pain is caused due to the compression of the nerves and may radiate to lower parts of the body as experienced by you.
The epidural steroid injection may be temporary beneficial as they control the papin and inflammation but the main stay of treatment is the surgical decompression.
You should consult a neurosurgeon or orthopaedic surgeon for the decompression laminectomy which will control tha pain and inflammation.
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Hello, My name is XXXXX XXXXX I have come in on your question to try to help you.
In my personal opinion, it should be L4/5 again. The reason I say this is because what I think has happened is that the pain in your buttock and leg were so bad that the pain on the outside area where you have it now was not noticed.
We often have pain for example in a shoulder. It is so terrible severe that until that is cured we don't realize that we also had pain in our arm. It is only when the shoulder pain is gone that we feel the arm pain. Do you see where I am going with this?
I think that the injection has eased the severe pain and this has made you aware of pain further down. If you had a repeat of the treatment you have already had, it is likely this time to help your current pain. You may then have pain further down your leg for a while as it slowly travels down the nerve and finally out altogether.
If L4/5 is where the narrowing is, then that is where you need the treament.
I hope this has helped you and sincerely XXXXX XXXXX you will be painfree and able to get on with your life again.
With my very best wishes
Dear Mel, Do you think it would be beneficial to go either side a bit or L2 and lumber to make really sure ?, Regards XXXXX XXXXX