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The space between my l4 & l5 (lumbar) has narrowed. I'm 50 years old. This happened 25 years ago but I still suddenly have unbearable pain. Have to lie flat for days & only then does the spasm release & the pain subsides. Is there surgery or some other permanent solution?

1 Doctor Answered
It's a degenerative change. Don't worry. Take hot foementation do exercise to maintain muscle strength and good posture.
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