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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: It is certainly possible but there are other causes.
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Possibly: If your disc rupture is compressing the S-1 nerve root, just below L-5, referred pain in both calf and foot might be experienced. If this is an under ... Read More
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Dr. Christopher Kager
27 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: As you describe, either the inflammation of having that tear, or the pinching of a nerve can cause calf pain. Options are: medication, therapy, epidu ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herbert Shuck
Specializes in General Practice
Wheat germ oil: Take wheat germ oil capsule and open with a needle. Apply on scar tissue twice daily. Magnesium 400mg twice daily will help spasms.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
38 years experience Internal Medicine
It may help: Along with medications- tylenol, (acetaminophen) ibuprofen, meditation, sleep, massage, vacation ;#40;to vegas, but don't gamble too much otherwi ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susana Duncan
35 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
A charlie horse.....: Large muscles use a lot of energy to do work, and this is supplied by blood. If the supply is not adequate their can be painful spasm; and if metaboli ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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May be nerve recover: Consult neurosurgeon. May be nerve regenerating so I'd just watch it for 4-6 mo.
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Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
How old are you: There is a blood vessel in the temporalis muscle caled the temporal artery. It can get inflammed wiht what we call temporal arteritis. This can be ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
39 years experience Pain Management
L5 annular tear: Yes certainly this can cause the spasms
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A 37-year-old member asked:
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23 years experience Critical Care
NSAIDs and exercise: 85% of us will have an episode of back pain at some point in our lives. The treatment is generally non steroidal anti-inflammatory medication, light e ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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See below: Muscle spasm is usually secondary to something else. For instance a disc herniation can cause muscle spasm. Treating the spasm is ok but is only treat ... Read More
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