Anyone else..involuntary muscle movement/twitches...cramps

Anyone else..involuntary muscle movement/twitches...cramps

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Tabbie0404
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Anyone else..involuntary muscle movement/twitches...cramps

I haven't been in awhile but I had a micro-d that resulted from an injury in nov 2007 I have now been diagnosed with DDD, a new buldge, anterlothesis (sp) and faucet athrophy...I have been going to PT and taking some meds for pain (soma and ultram) and thinking about the spinal steroid injections soon (also had a car accident last summer than again last Thursday) in which I was read-ended both times.

Anyone else have leg twitches, or involubtary leg movements occasionally? I also notice thongs trying to cramp or spasm like my hip and calfs, feet. The PT said it from nerves misfiring..anyone else?

Thanks!

Micro-d 2007 - L5-S1
DDD, antherolethsis (sp), buldge, faucet atrophy

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Yes, me too!

I also get muscle twitches, cramps and muscle spasms, particularly in the morning when I start to move and if I get up after sitting for a long time.

I had been getting them in my legs and feet before my lumbar fusion in March, then they stopped for about 3 months. Now they are coming back again.

I get them in my legs, feet and toes, but now I am also getting them in my shoulders, arms and fingers. I am waiting for an MRI scan of my neck to see what is going on.

I haven't seen my surgeon since 3 months after surgery. At that time, I was getting tingling and some twitching in my legs and feet, and he said it was due to healing of the nerves. Now, as the symptoms are increasing, I wonder if it could still be from healing nerves, or if something else is going on.

Obviously the hand and arm symptoms are from my neck, which is another issue.

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Thanks for the reply! I

Thanks for the reply! I didn't mean to type thongs above that should be things. I would check my neck as well. I just wanted to see if anyone else has had this experience...

Thanks

millie
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me three!

I've been having these for months now, since I re-herniated my L5-S1 after a MD in January - just had a laminectomy on the same disc Aug 19. The spasms seemed to get worse right after the surgery, but are calming down somewhat now. If I overdo it, that's how I know - my legs start dancing and "zinging" in both legs (and sometimes "between" my legs, if you get my drift!) Wink

Surgeon said to expect this, haven't seen a physio, surgical follow up Oct 1 - hope they're gone by then.

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Tabbie ...

After I answered your first post, I noticed that you were new here.

I wanted to welcome you to Spine Health Wave

I have been referred to a neurosurgeon to get an MRI scan. In a way, I hope that the leg and foot symptoms are from my neck. I had hoped that the lumbar fusion I had in March had sorted out my lumbar region, so don't want problems there to continue. I also have problems in my thoracic spine, so who knows what is causing all this. Hopefully the surgeon will have some ideas. Thinking

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First welcome

First, welcome to the site.

I too have muscle twitches that you can see if you look at whatever area is having them, other times they can not be seen but I feel them. Then there are the ones that actually make my leg, arm, finger, whatever area it is in actually jerk about. Nights is worse when I lay flat in bed, legs have life of their own, and sometimes even happens in chest and stomach.

I had cervical spine surgery, and have myelopathy, and that is what is causing them. I guess different ppl can have some of the same symptoms but for different reasons.

I hope you find out what is causing them, and get relief for them

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First welcome

First, welcome to the site.

I too have muscle twitches that you can see if you look at whatever area is having them, other times they can not be seen but I feel them. Then there are the ones that actually make my leg, arm, finger, whatever area it is in actually jerk about. Nights is worse when I lay flat in bed, legs have life of their own, and sometimes even happens in chest and stomach.

I had cervical spine surgery, and have myelopathy, and that is what is causing them. I guess different ppl can have some of the same symptoms but for different reasons.

I hope you find out what is causing them, and get relief for them

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Yes I get leg twitches. You

Yes I get leg twitches. You might want to be sure that you're not low in potassium, magnesium and some other mineral that I can't remember because low levels can cause cramps. You can Google leg cramps and magnesium and probably get a ton of info.It's a well documented problem.

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leg cramps and twitches

Welcome to Spine-health, Tabbie.

Yes, I've been experiencing these for the last 2 years or so. The cramps would wake me up at night. They still do, but I'm used to them now and don't scream like I used to. All throughout the day my calf muscles twitch.. crazy stuff. I try to strengthen that leg by doing stretches, stand inconsistent leg and lift up on my tippy toes.. I drink water all day... I eat a banana every day... some notes are worse than others, so maybe the stretches are working.

Hope you find something that works for you.

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Welcome

Welcome Tabbie..

This site has been a great source of contact with others in similar situations as here in Australia there is nothing..As Im confined to home, a few friends have dwindled away though you can always get support, if you need a laugh or a cry, someone is always here on the site..

Thank goodness I have the best fiancee/Hubby and my two, 4 legged furry children/cats...

Ive had 2 lumbar and one cervical surgery and I still get nerve twitches and my whole right leg just does its own thing at times, like just not want to work and then I fall over..Its like its gone to sleep and I have to bang and bang it hard on the floor to finally get some feeling and this takes around 5-10 minutes and always seems to happen after sitting or laying for a short period..Ive even gone to put my foot down after going to the bathroom in the night and fell straight to the floor and hubby had to rescue me yet again and also when Ive had to get up to answer the front door, lucky it was a friend and they could hear me and jumped teh fence and came in thru the back door to help me..I feel like my 92 year old Grandma is in better shape than a 42 year old me....!!!LOL

My Dr says its due to the permanent nerve damage I have to my Sympathetic Nerve and other nerves to the right leg..The top part is numb all together..

I have taken a natural supplement after each surgery called "Cramp Eze" and its helped a lot and I have to take Valium in the morning and at night now also..Over here is Australai, Lyrica is not subsidised so it would cost me around $120 per script as my Dr has already looked into a stronger nerve relaxer for me..

Take care and I hope your feeling better real soon.
Shelly

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I've been having twitches,

I've been having twitches, jerks and tremors regularly for the past twenty years. I have them mostly in my legs, but sometimes other places too. I used to refer to them as the 'leg pixies' and the 'arm pixies', as it felt to me, when I first experienced it, as though there was an army of tiny pixies or what-have-you living inside my legs and arms, who sometimes liked to party too much or get into fights, causing all the weird twitchy sensations and parasthesias (tingling and stuff like that). I'm used to them now and they don't cause me much discomfort unless they are overly aggressive and stop me from sleeping. Muscle relaxants are usually helpful, I've found. Good luck with them!

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