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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 and 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
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
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
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
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?
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?
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!
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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?
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
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
Fall at work that MRI confirm disc herniation. Had labral surgery and have back pain and sciatic. Ortho did strait leg which was neg. Spine doc wants to do surgery. Injections failed. Who to believe?
Have a l5 s1 disc herniation recently while running and driving I experience excruciating pain in left leg and anterior half of foot like it goes numb?
Comments: Do feel that many of these disc herniations can desiccate and shrink over period of 9-10 months, but clearly, if things get worse, and disc herniates further, could get to a surgical intervention. Physical therapy with potential McKenzie exercises, may be best approach. Do NOT do this on your own. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unable to abduct upper left leg due to worsening muscle weakness. Lower back pain x6 yrs. Mri spine "not bad" mild disc herniation l4/l5/s1. Now what?
If muscle weakness: You should be evaluated by spine specialist. Either neurosurgery or orthopedic spine fellowship trained doctor who can relieve the pressure on the nerve by that disc. Assuming you have had conservative care, including physical therapy, possible injections by pain management, adjustment by chiropractor very briefly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does a herniated disk in the lower back cause burning pain in the back and the leg? Please explain and help
What causes numbness in the lower back? I do have a herniated disk. My low back doesn't feel right also have extreme leg pain with numb and tingling?
Numbness in your-: -back is not from a disk but leg pain & numbness in the legs can be disk related. Get in to see a fellowship trained spine surgeon & get an answer. ...Read more
How will I know if the esi as started to take effect on my leg, knee, ankle, thights, due to 2 pinched nerves, herniated disk.
Cause I have had pain for
Lumbar epidural: Reduction of pain in the back as well as the lower extremities is a good indication that the epidurals have started to do their job. Numbness, tingling sensation, pins and needles and weakness in the extremities may not subside if there is nerve damage. But it is hoped the pain in the back and legs will improve. Often need more than 1 or a different type of injection to obtain the desired effect. ...Read more
Have l5-s1 disc bulge. I suspect atrophy and weakness of calf. Would there be associated calf pain as well or other symptom I can use to confirm?
Have had it myself! : No time 4 conservative treatment. #1= leg pain+/- back pain, #2= numbness+/-#1.#3= muscle weakness and atrophy of the calf muscles. Don't waste time, c ur spine surgeon ; have the disk removed. @#3, u may have permanent weakness. No time for conservative treatment. Shake a leg, get it done! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had a failed lamanectomy at l4/l5/s1 and I have L5 lateral recess that was not corrected. My current symptomns are left calf pain and bi lateral hamstring pain. I have experienced sexual dysfunction. I have a herniation at l2/l3. One doctor re
Too complicated: I think you need to see your surgeon or seek a second / third opinion. Possibly a pain specialist. ...Read more