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Could Spinal Stenosis Cause Severe Leg And Foot Cramps
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Yes: Significant spine arthritis can be accompanied by either foraminal stenosis (narrowing) or central stenosis (narrowing) which cause pressure on individual nerves or groups of nerves which would account for your symptoms. The diagnosis is usually made with physical exam with our without MRI of the spine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a doctor.: Distal weakness that is the result of neural compression due to herniated disc needs evaluation and monitoring by a physician. If it is progressing or interfering with function it may need surgery. However, there are some big caveats here... How do you know that the weakness is not caused by another problem? This is where your physician evaluation is priceless. ...Read more
Can a herniated s1 disc with an annual tear be causing severe knee, calf, and foot pain in both legs. Had sciatica and lumbar radiculopathy.
Vessels and nerves: If there is intermittent circulation going to a muscle, it is not going to be "fed" properly and the efficiency in the muscle function may be compromised. Twitching is plausible and can result in cramping. Talk to your PCP and a consult with a vascular specialist may be needed, especially if you have other medical history, like diabetes. ...Read more
Could be referred : Low back pain with radiation down one side of the leg could be due to a pinched nerve. If you injured your back, strained muscles of the back and hip can irritate a nerve or cause a herniated disc which pinches the nerve. Fortunately this can be resolved non-operatively in most cases. Moist heat, light stretching and over the counter anti-inflammatory medications may help. Persists? See you doctor. ...Read more
Disc disease: Back and leg pain/ spasms can come from disc herniations or referred pain from disc degeneration. Usually the symptoms will resolve after 6 weeks. For persistent symptoms, a lumbar MRI can show whether the nerve is being compressed. Physical therapy and injections can calm things down. Surgery is reserved for those with disc herniations that don't respond to anything else. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can a slipped lumbar disk cause sharp calf, arch cramps, occasional line of pain down back of leg, occasional numbness in calf with mild cramping?
Varies: The term "reverse cervical spine" as you put is an incomplete statement. What we often see is a reversal of the normal cervical lordosis and that describes an x-ray finding in which the neck is straightened.Somewhat. Either neck or back problems are among the multiple potential causes of numbness in the legs. An MRI can be useful to further evaluate. Thank you. ...Read more
Don't Wait Too Long: Either the pain, nerve damage, or both. If your legs are truly weak you should be examined by a doctor. You are only 25 years old. Anything happen? A fall? Motor vehicle accident? Heavy lifting? Anyways, at the very least you'll need pain relief. If this just happened, take some Tylenol (acetaminophen) plus Motrin to start and if the weakness goes away you might wait till Monday, but if not, head for an ER. ...Read more
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