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What causes severe pain and spasms in thigh?

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Posted on Fri, 22 May 2015
Question: I have very severe pain and some spasms in back of my left thigh and now back and side of left calf
Thigh hurts when I sit on hard surfaces and walking is tough
This has gone on for 2 days
Now lower back is starting to hurt
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Answered by Dr. Vaibhav Gandhi (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
there is possibility of spinal disc bulge

Detailed Answer:
Hello
I have read your query.
There is possibility of lumbar disc bulge leading to thigh spasm and back pain.
I will advise you MRI spine and EMG NCV study will help in diagnosis.
medication like methylcobalamine and neurotropic medication like pregabalin can be started consulting your doctor.
Physiotherapy plays important role in treatment. Physiotherapy like ultrasound and Tens may give you relief. I hope I have answered your questions. If you have further questions please feel free to contact us. I will be happy to answer. Take care.
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What causes severe pain and spasms in thigh?

Brief Answer: there is possibility of spinal disc bulge Detailed Answer: Hello I have read your query. There is possibility of lumbar disc bulge leading to thigh spasm and back pain. I will advise you MRI spine and EMG NCV study will help in diagnosis. medication like methylcobalamine and neurotropic medication like pregabalin can be started consulting your doctor. Physiotherapy plays important role in treatment. Physiotherapy like ultrasound and Tens may give you relief. I hope I have answered your questions. If you have further questions please feel free to contact us. I will be happy to answer. Take care.