I haved recovered from a microdiscectomy last year 12/19 on the right. I have a small herniation L5-s1 on the left side. mild discomfort worst pain is 2/10 and 0/10 most of the time. The problem i have had is calf fasiculations(sometimes looks like small waves along my calf). Is this something that could go away with time? Is this an issue that could get worse with calf possible cramping? Would an injection even help since the time interval has been over 6 months?
Thank you for the reply. the calf twitching is on the non operative side. There is no real pain on that leg so it was decided to leave that leg alone and only have surgery on the right. No muscle weakness noted and i am currently working with physical therapy. I had another mri when the calf twitching started and this is what it stated.
Post surgical laminotomy l5-s1 resolution of previous seen right lateral disc bulge. Mild neural foraminal narrowing with possible L5 nerve root compression and possible right L5 nerve root compression and possible bilateral L4 nerve root compression. no spinal stenosis seen. disc bulge with annular tear at L4-L5 and l5-s1 noted.
Benign fasciculation syndrome is a common entity especially in the lower leg. There are some neurological syndromes that can cause twitching but if this is your non-involved side, I would not lose sleep over this. Your foraminal stenosis is predictable after losing some disc height from herniation but most times will be asymptomatic.