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What causes severe pain and cramps in legs?

Female age 77 had spinal fusion L3-4, L5-S1; delinquent in doing physical exercise, i.e., walking, ball exercises. Do use heating pad in a.m. to limber up; when do exercises although late, in bed, follow with ice pack. Have BAD cramps, front lower leg, sometimes both legs, usually in a.m., feel legs distorted, have to stand and painful. Have had some loss of urine, large amount but have not lost balance at same time. Also tingling never went away. Trying to get sugar in control to perhaps have nerve steroid injection? That doctor very strict to have low reading. Use analgesic on foot at times. Cramping is most of the problem. Do all previous activies - someday maybe return to jogging? Miracle.
Wed, 9 Jul 2014
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Hi, Welcome to Health care magic forum.
As you describe, some people will have the cramps after fixing the spinal fusions.
I advise you to consult your orthopedic surgeon for relief.
He may prescribe you injections of vitamin B1,6,and 12 for 10 consecutive days, and then periodically. multivitamins,calcium,diclofenac, and paracetamol.
Wishing for a quick and complete recovery. Thank you.
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What causes severe pain and cramps in legs?

Hi, Welcome to Health care magic forum. As you describe, some people will have the cramps after fixing the spinal fusions. I advise you to consult your orthopedic surgeon for relief. He may prescribe you injections of vitamin B1,6,and 12 for 10 consecutive days, and then periodically. multivitamins,calcium,diclofenac, and paracetamol. Wishing for a quick and complete recovery. Thank you.