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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?

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Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
Dr. Peter Ihle
Dr. Peter Ihle
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In brief: No pain necessary

Measure your calves at the widest point to confirm atrophy.
See a neurosurgeon for an evaluation for surgery. Get some recommendations from other people in your geographic location.

In brief: No pain necessary

Measure your calves at the widest point to confirm atrophy.
See a neurosurgeon for an evaluation for surgery. Get some recommendations from other people in your geographic location.
Dr. Nancy Rodgers-neame
Dr. Nancy Rodgers-neame
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