I.-Many cases of pain in the lower back or leg or both, are due to some lesion of one of the lumbar transverse processes.
II.-This lesion consists in pressure upon a nerve cord and results in a condition which should be termed lumbo-sacral neuritis.
III.-The condition may be readily diagnosed, chiefly by the study of definite points of tenderness over certain transverse processes.
IV.-The trouble may be relieved by removing the appropriate process.
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