ive got pains in my lower back and it varies through my leg down to my calf it feels like someone is just squeezing it it hurts when i stand to long or even when in bed
I have had a lot of work done on my hip and back. I had to have back surgery where they replaced the deteriorated bone (DJD) with titanium. It seems on cold days I really feel the pain. Anyway, I have had cramps from my instep into my calf and into my lower back (recently). I called my doctor and he recommended I stop taking any statins for a while until they can do labs. Increase water, (I am taking muscle relaxers also but I am not sure they are doing any good), and I also use a topical rub for pain which helps. I am not sure if any of this will answer your pain question but if you provide more information, I might be able answer more questions. Check you medication profile. Hope this helps.
The first thing you need to do is find the source of your pain and that requires some testing. That may mean an MRI, ct scan, emg, etc. and the scans can be done with or without contrast dies. The dies help to see with more detail if a disc is herniated. If there is compression on a nerve, the emg can determine if there is damage to the nerve and how much damage. Damage to the nerve can be sensory (sensation so that there is numbness and tingling) or motor (so that there is a loss of function) or you can have a loss of both. If the symptoms vary, it can mean that the compression varies. Just because a disc is herniated does not mean that the is stays in one position. I hope this info helps and I hope you will explore further to find out what is wrong before the damage you have becomes permanent. Good luck and feel better.
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