I was wondering if anyone with L5 or S1 nerve root irritation has leg pain symptoms that feel similar to a hamstring strain?
I'm curious because I have developed radicular symptoms into my leg, but the thigh portion going down the back of my leg feels like a pulled hamstring- the hamstring cramps when I stand on my leg, and walking aggravates it. It definitely feels more like a pulled muscle than what I typically think of as typical burning and shooting nerve pain. I do have the more typical shooting and burning pain in my lower leg and foot so I was just curious if the hamstring sensation is normal? I had initially thought it was a hamstring injury until this foot business came on.
I do have cysts on both the L5 and S1 nerve roots so my doctor thinks this is just a temporary nerve root aggravation, but I am a little thrown by the hamstring symptoms and did not know if it was typical of radiculopathy.