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What could cause low back ache along with calf and foot spasms?

A few things . Anything from flatfeet to dehydration, to herniated discs or nerve impingement in the back to nutrional deficiencies to medication side effects. See your internist for an evaluation. Read more...
Calf Pain. Most likely sounds like a disk herniation. A disk herniation can cause back pain and shooting pain into the calf and foot, even with numbness. Other back conditions, such as spondylolithesis, can cause this as well. Read more...
Disc disease. Back and leg pain/ spasms can come from disc herniations or referred pain from disc degeneration. Usually the symptoms will resolve after 6 weeks. For persistent symptoms, a lumbar MRI can show whether the nerve is being compressed. Physical therapy and injections can calm things down. Surgery is reserved for those with disc herniations that don't respond to anything else. Read more...

What can you do to treat the low back ache?

Lifestyle adjustment. Assuming this is typical back ache, not associated with more serious issues like a urinary tract infection, treatment generaly includes an exercise regimen, a good night's sleep, weight control and simple things like heat applications as well as avoiding prolonged sedentary positions. One can use some over the counter medications if no medical reasons that would prevent there use such as tylenol (acetaminophen). Read more...
Many things. Low back ache can be caused my a number of things and treatment varies according to the cause. If your pain is because sprain or strain, rest, physical therapy, and nsaids may well help you find relief. If your pain is caused by a structural problem in your spine, such as disc herniation, sciatica, or spinal stenosis, there are other treatment options available, best discussed with a spine dr. Read more...

I've got period type cramps and low back ache but period not due for 2 weeks?

A couple of things. Often cramping is associated with ovulation at mid-cycle. Some women also report that even if they typically get ovulation pelvic pain, it is different if they become pregnant during that cycle. So ovulation and pregnancy are considerations. Fibroids or ovarian cysts can also cause mid-cycle pain. Do a home pregnancy test if you miss your next period. Good wishes:) Read more...
Mittelschmerz. Or pain in the middle of your cycle. This is pain caused by ovulation. Every month when you ovulate you have an egg follicle rupture releasing an egg that can be fertilized. Some women have the pain and cramping you describe when this happens. Read more...
Possibly ovulation. In a normal menstrual cycle, ovulation (release of the mature egg from the ovary) occurs 14 days or 2 weeks prior to the beginning of menstrual flow. This can be accompanied by cramping and low back pain and even light spotting. The term used to describe these symptoms is "mittelschmerz" and means "middle pain" for pain mid-cycle. It is likely totally normal. Read more...