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Can disc bulge at l5-s1 cause atrophy of calf muscle?

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In brief: Yes

In a young person like yourself, you might want to get a neurosurgery consult.
Atrophy of muscle due to a disc bulge is an indication for surgery. Pain from a disc can be treated with medication and physical therapy in many cases; muscle atrophy or loss of function cannot.

In brief: Yes

In a young person like yourself, you might want to get a neurosurgery consult.
Atrophy of muscle due to a disc bulge is an indication for surgery. Pain from a disc can be treated with medication and physical therapy in many cases; muscle atrophy or loss of function cannot.
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