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What Level Disc Herniation Causes Calf Pain
Can a disc herniation L5S1 cause cramping sensation in the calf muscle? Calf Does not hurt when touched
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
New feeling of warm liquid being poured down back of knee and calf, right leg. History of Multiple lower back disc herniation. Seek further treatment?
Can be treated lumbar disc herniation and cervical else besides surgery? What can happend if i allready have pain on my leg and i don't make surgery?
Radiculopathy: Sometimes disc herniation can be treated with pain medicine and physical therapy. The concern is that unstable disc material can cause more than pain, it can cause numbness and weakness. If there is unstable anatomy causing the problem, surgery may be the most effective treatment. ...Read more
I have a spinal disc herniation l4-l5 and a severe left leg pain. I'm trying to avoid surgery, doing exercises, but will it heal on its own? Mri att
Pinched Nerve: It can take up to 6 months to go away on its own. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Herniated disk is also known as Bulging disk. Herniated disk is a medical condition in which the gel like disk between the bones of the spine squeezes out of its center position. Because nerves run in the spine right next to the disk, a herniated disk can compress a nerve and cause symptoms such as low back ...Read more
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