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Can a disc herniation L5S1 cause cramping sensation in the calf muscle? Calf Does not hurt when touched

Can a disc herniation L5S1 cause cramping  sensation in the calf  muscle? Calf Does not hurt when touched

Yes: That nerve does go down the leg. It known as the sciatic nerve and it may and can give you symptoms in the calf . That should be discussed with your doctor to see what can be done ...Read more

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Calf Pain (Definition)

Means a pain in the calf. This can be from muscle strain, a clot in a vein, a torn tendon, infection or a host of several other problems, including referred pain from someplace higher up, like the lower back. The best starting place for calf pain is your primary medical doctor, who can then make an appropriate referral depending on what he or she ...Read more


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Would a central disc herniation l4/l5 cause leg pain or just back pain? Please help! Thanks

Would a central disc herniation l4/l5 cause leg pain or just back pain? Please help! Thanks

Often times both: I've answered questions for you on other occasions though I don't recall this category. A disc herniation at L4/L5 could cause both back pain as well as result in radiation of that pain down nerve root distributions which go into the leg. If you'd like a 1-1 consultation with more information on this condition please write and let's VIRTUALLY MEET: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more

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MRIreadsC3-4 disc herniation stenosis with ap of 0.7cm? indention on spinal cord. Could this cause left leg weakness from the hips down

Potentially: If spinal cord becomes severe enough, it can start to affect the legs, although there are other potential causes. Either way, I would be seen in follow up immediately. ...Read more

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How to tell doctor about painful leg heaviness after a car accident results in Left Disc Herniation at L5/S1? Should I go to my PCP? Cause? 20 F 216lb

How to tell doctor about painful leg heaviness after a car accident results in Left Disc Herniation at L5/S1? Should I go to my PCP? Cause? 20 F 216lb

Good start: That would be a good start. You may also find a pmr doctor or general orthopedic surgeon who could be helpful. They will do a good neurological exam, likely prescribe physical therapy which can be very helpful and see if you need any further testing, or treatment. ...Read more

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My left hamstring and calf cramp, is this related to a disc herniation?

My left hamstring and calf cramp, is this related to a disc herniation?

Sciatica : Sciatica is a definite possibility. This usually is caused by pressure on the nerve commonly as it exits your lower spine from a disc bulge or herniation, or possibly from a bone spur. Stretching exercises, physical therapy, chiropractic care are all reasonable initial treatments. However, if the pain persists or is associated with more severe symptoms such as numbness, tingling, weakness, or bowel/bladder incontinence -- you need to seek medical attention from an orthopedic surgeon or neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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L4L5 Disc herniation 6 months ago with sciatica. Now I have burning pain in calf only after standing for 10 min. Relief when I sit down. What can I do?

L4L5 Disc herniation 6 months ago with sciatica. Now I have burning pain in calf only after standing for 10 min. Relief when I sit down. What can I do?

Get help: The burning represent inflammation or compression to the nerve roots at that location. Oral steroid dospak, epidural injections and surgical decompression are all reasonable, as is spinal,cord stimulation. Medications such as gabapentin, or pregabilin are most helpful in stopping the nerve pain. You need evaluation by pain doc to determine which is best for you. MRI and EMG should be checked. ...Read more

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I have l5s1 disc herniation pain left buttock leg calf and foot , difficulty walking and very painful sitting pain is now radiating to left testicle ?

I have l5s1 disc herniation pain left buttock leg calf and foot , difficulty walking and very painful sitting pain is now radiating to left testicle ?

Spine Center: Ron..would strongly suggest that you be evaluated and treated CONSERVATIVELY by a Spine Center if there is one within any reasonable distance form where you live. This would generally be based at a local hospital but cold be a group of doctor in office setting...At the very least see a Physiatrist (NOT Psychiatrist important spelling difference!! Good luck Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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I have a herniated disc between l5/s1 would thay cause calf pain?

I have a herniated disc between l5/s1 would thay cause calf pain?

Yes: L5/s1 disc herniation is typically causing compression or irritation of either L5 or s1 nerve roots. These roots contribute to the sciatic nerve and that's why the calf pain is usual complain. ...Read more

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Hi, with disc herniation is it the worst the herniation is pressing on the nerves the further down the leg it goes? So if it's in the feet it's bad?

Hi, with disc herniation is it the worst the herniation is pressing on the nerves the further down the leg it goes? So if it's in the feet it's bad?

Location, location: L5 and S1 nerve root compression or irritation will produce pain radiating all the way down to the feet. (L4 tends to stop at the knee) Where in the back the issue is requires more of a look see as the nerve roots exit the cord at about the L1 spine level then drop down (as the cauda equina) to exit at a lower level of the spine) A disk herniation at L4 can compress any nerve root that passes by ...Read more