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back pain and leg pain

I have this extreme pain in my lower left calf and left lower back..have had xrays, mri, emg, nerve conductive study, physical therapy, chiropactor, taking gabepentin 3600mg and tramadol 300 mg a day with change at all.  I am flat on back for most of the day and can walk only a small way before the pain forces me to lay down...HELP ME PLEASE



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Hi!
I am sorry to hear about your medical problems.  If pain due to pressure on spinal nerves is ruled out then low back ache on one side could be due to kidney problems, stones in the urinary tract and colitis or IBS are the other possibilities. The other causes could be problems with hip joint or muscles of the buttock.
The calf pain could be due to compartment syndrome (collection of blood or fluid in the fascia of the leg) or due to deep vein thrombosis or atherosclerosis.
Since a confirmed diagnosis cannot be given on net please consult your doctor regarding this. Hope this helps. Take care!

The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you. The advice may not be completely correct for you as the doctor cannot examine you and does not know your complete medical history. Hence this reply to your post should only be considered as a guiding line and you must consult your doctor at the earliest for your medical problem.
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Thank you for your time in replying to my misery.  Am being told that due to a narrowing in L5 that it may be pinching nerve.
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I'm not sure if this will help you with but I've had a similar same feeling in both my calves the last 3 days a constant feeling that I just jogged 5 miles, not pain but an ache. I did very little all weekend and nothing strenuous.

I haven't had any grandmal seizures but my epilspsy has been acting up in that time. I've been having jerks in my arm and face, none involving my legs.

So I can certainly see how a neurological symptom could cause this.
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Thank you for your concern and advice
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Yes, this pain is driving me crazy. I am getting an spidermal thus week.  Hope it helps..thx
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