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why do my leg muscles twitch

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
35 years experience sports medicine
Muscle twitching: Your electrolytes should be drawn along with thyroid function tests. An MRI of your lumbar spine should be ordered to evaluate for possible disc disea ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
35 years experience Podiatry
Right leg spasm: Apply ice to your low back for thirty minutes while laying face up. if symptoms subside then you seem to have a right sided lumbo sacral radiculopathy ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
33 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Fasciculation: May be either or both. Twitching is related to involuntary movement of the muscle under the skin. The majority are benign and most or all people ha ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
26 years experience Radiation Oncology
Not likely: This is not an expected symptom of leukemia.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Nope: I would recommend you visit a doctor.
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ganana Tesfa
33 years experience Neurology
No: Its most likely more serious than stress. Need to see a neurologist. It could be a muscle or nerve problem.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Yoo
Dr. Kevin Yoo answered
27 years experience Neurosurgery
Something else: Epidural injection for L5/S1 problem puts steroid in the very bottom of your spine and it really does not go anywhere else. Therefore, it does not aff ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Not to my knowledge: Most people get these from time to time, but if these fasciculations are suddenly very frequently, it may be worth getting seen for evaluation of poss ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience Neurology
Yes- it is possible: It depends on what nerves and what muscles. If you were to say however the twitching is all over, it may not be fair to say it came from the back. D ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jennifer Chu
49 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Nerve irritation: Pain with muscle twitching usually indicates nerve irritation at peripheral nerve or spinal nerve root irritation. Please get an evaluation with reh ... Read More

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