I know that I have a herniated disc that is impinging on the right L4 nerve root. My symptoms have been moslty numbness, tingling, and cold sensation on the top of my right foot.
I also have pain through my right knee.
I have low back pain that radiates into the right butt cheek.
Where I have little oR no pain is my right thigh.
For the past five days I have had a constant pain in my right calf. It feels like a cramp, but nothing I do makes it go away.
I am wondering if this can be a symptom of the pinched nerve?
Other issues in the low back are severly inflamed facet joints at L4 / L5 and L5 / S1.
One thing I am considering is a blood clot since I am less than two weeks post-op for neck ACDF. In looking at symptoms for a clot I am not sure it fits the criteria.
About all I have is the pain and a slight swelling as compared to my left calf.