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Can RLS be caused by a bulging disc?

Alexck87AAlexck87 Posts: 7
edited 10/16/2014 - 7:46 PM in Lower Back Pain
Hi everyone,
In January I ruptured a disc in my lower back (l4-5). After 3/4 months of misdiagnosis I had an MRI privately and found out I had a mild bulge. This has been on going for ten months now, since my accident I have been getting weird feelings in my legs ( it's hard to explain) but I have looked into RLS and that pretty much explains the feeling I get. my doctor always puts me on tramadol and co codamol to help deal with the pain In my lower back so at night time I wasn't noticing the tingling feeling too much and I was able to get to sleep and sleep through it. Yesterday I stopped taking my medication as I noticed blood coming from my anas (sorry not sure how to put that nicely) and I think this could be from the medication. it is now 6.30 in the morning and I have not managed to get to sleep due to the weird sensation in my lower legs(calves) I read somewhere it is very uncommon to get RLS from a back incident. So does anyone know what it is that I could possible have and what I can do to treat it as I do not want to be on medication for it for the rest of my life or is this something that eventually goes away?


  • of time and have suddenly stopped them, the problems you are experiencing with what you believe is restless legs may be related to that.
  • Magnesium is good for RLS.

    10 months can be a long time for a spine. I've had MRI's 6 months apart & my spine has changed drastically in the past. You REALLY need to speak to your doctor! This might have nothing to do with your back but blood is a big concern.
    Osteoarthritis & DDD.
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