Hello everyone, i am a 24 year old and am new to the site and just had a couple of questions i hope someone can answer for me.
First off, i was diagnosed with a herniated disc over a month ago in my L4-L5 region and had some spinal stenosis resulting from it. The disc herniated on the right side and has impinged my L5 nerve root. Also according to an SEMG I have lots of inflammation around it and that it is also irritating the S1 nerve root.
My concern is that yes i do get some back pain, but my biggest complaint is the cramping/tightness/twitching in my calves, but more specifically my left calf? My right leg is pretty messed up too but i can feel that stiffness through the whole leg. I get frequent achy/cramping pains in both legs and pain around my knees, but i want to know if anyone has ever heard of my issue before?
It is possible to have symptoms on the opposite side of the herniation? Should i be worried about something else? Im worried about the twitching too, i get it throughout both legs but it seems constant in my left calf along with the cramps . I have no known weakness just a lot of discomfort from standing too long or walking.
Thank you for your time and i hope someone can shed some light on my situation!!