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I have random tingling inner thighs, sides of knees and calves with Increased low back pain. I have severe degenerative disc disease S1-L5; related?

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Dr. Rowan Paul
Sports Medicine
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In brief: Maybe the calf pain

Medial thigh pain is a higher dermatome, usually L3 or L4 nerve roots.
Buttock, posterior-lateral thigh, posterior calves however are consistent with S1, sometimes L5 radiculopathy (tingling, burning, aching, pulling). You probably need more of a work up, PT for core stabilization, stretching, nerve slides and piriformis stretching, maybe an epidural, MRI if not done yet.

In brief: Maybe the calf pain

Medial thigh pain is a higher dermatome, usually L3 or L4 nerve roots.
Buttock, posterior-lateral thigh, posterior calves however are consistent with S1, sometimes L5 radiculopathy (tingling, burning, aching, pulling). You probably need more of a work up, PT for core stabilization, stretching, nerve slides and piriformis stretching, maybe an epidural, MRI if not done yet.
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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine
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In brief: LE parathesia/ pain

Yes can be, and may also be effects from L4/ L3 .
May also be zoster, or lyme . Rarely could be from pelvic issues-ovarian or GI . Would follow up with orthopedist /internist

In brief: LE parathesia/ pain

Yes can be, and may also be effects from L4/ L3 .
May also be zoster, or lyme . Rarely could be from pelvic issues-ovarian or GI . Would follow up with orthopedist /internist
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Check for constipation., May also be neuropathy if you have DM, or metal exposure ( lead), kidney stone ( less common usually not t o calf, or rarely could be MS
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine

In brief: The symptoms

you describe could be due to irritation of the L-5 nerve root.
You need a program of intensive back conditioning to help the muscles on either side of your spine ("Paraspinal muscles) support your veterbrae (bony spine" and relieve that irritation! Hope this helps Suggest a consultation with a Board Certified PHYSIATRIST may be VERY helpful Dr Z

In brief: The symptoms

you describe could be due to irritation of the L-5 nerve root.
You need a program of intensive back conditioning to help the muscles on either side of your spine ("Paraspinal muscles) support your veterbrae (bony spine" and relieve that irritation! Hope this helps Suggest a consultation with a Board Certified PHYSIATRIST may be VERY helpful Dr Z
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