Lower-mid right back spasms/tremors

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5 months 3 weeks ago #29860 by DCAU
Hi everyone,

For the past few days, I've had what I'd call tiny spasms/tremors coming from my lower-mid back, on the right hand side. They usually last for a few seconds at a time and then stop, and then I might experience them a while later. I wasn't initially that concerned, but they also seem to be increasing in frequency, especially when sitting down, but they can occur when standing as well.

I first noticed them last Wednesday morning (April 24th), and it felt like the bed was vibrating, but every minute or so, I'd experience these spasms/tremors, which were noticeably different (stronger).

In December 2017, I was diagnosed with:

- L4 pars defects resulting in grade 1 anterolisthesis
- Secondary moderately severe facet joint arthropathy at L3/4, L4/5 and L5/S1 along with para intra-articularis defects
- Narrowing of the spinal canal along with a shallow disc bulge (stenosis)

A more recent radiologists report (December 2018) confirms the above (with some slight differences) such as: "Grade 1 anterolisthesis L4 on L5 secondary to bilateral pars defects resulting in bilateral foraminal stenosis and mild spinal canal stenosis".

Has anyone else experienced spasm/tremors as a result of anything similar to the above?

I'm due to see a neurosurgeon on Thursday, so will be holding off on seeing my regular GP (unless it gets worse).

Cheers,
Darren

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5 months 3 weeks ago #29862 by Johnno
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Hi Darren,

See your GP ASAP ,after the nuerosurgeon and ask the Nuerosurgeon for a referral to see a pain specialist .

Johnno

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5 months 3 weeks ago - 5 months 3 weeks ago #29863 by DCAU
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Hi Johnno,

Will do. It's weird though, as there is no pain (well, there's the standard pain that I feel, but nothing from this - yet).

Edit: I should also add that I've experienced this down my left leg at times (a month or so ago), usually while lying in bed. Once again, it would last for a second or two, then stop, then about 30 seconds to a minute later, it would do it again, then stop, then start etc etc.

Cheers,
Darren
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5 months 2 weeks ago - 5 months 2 weeks ago #29869 by DCAU
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Interestingly, the spasms/tremors in my back stopped a few days ago, and then yesterday, I experienced them in my right leg on three or more separate occasions (which results in my foot kind of kicking up - or feeling like it was kicking up - which also happened in my left leg foot).

Truly bizarre.

Saw the neurosurgeon today, had another set of X-Rays, and have to be booked in for an MRI and a bone density scan, and then, another three month wait to get back to see the neurosurgeon.

He explained pretty much what I already know from the radiologists reports and my own research into the problems (plus what folks here have also said), but it was good to have that bit of reassurance.

Stupidly, I forgot to mention the spasms/tremors.

He said that I need to have the L5/L4 disc replaced, also mentioned a fusion (can't recall whether it goes with the L5/L4 disc replacement or is an alternative option), but that they'd also try a different kind of targeted injection (nerve root block?).

I had a friend in with me, and she can't recall exactly what he said either.

I'm booked in to see my GP on Tuesday afternoon.
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5 months 1 week ago #29894 by Michael
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I am also having strange nerve pain coming from my lower back and right leg ... this is a real bummer because I had a rhyzotomy done a couple of months ago and the result was extremely painful for the 1st 4 weeks but the last few weeks it had flipped and I was in very little nerve pain at all .... though I still have and I think will always have pain in my lumbar and neck .. But now it’s back to feeling like shit, 2weeks after seeing my neurosurgeon and telling him I’m feeling good .. He told me I either need the nerve implant stimulator and or a sacroiliac fusion .. And I said I’m feeling ok and I’ll see how I am in a couple of months and now it’s back to pain pain pain. F#%}ING over it

Sorry rant .. I should have posted this elsewhere

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4 months 2 days ago #29943 by DCAU
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Sorry to hear about your pain, Michael (and feel free to rant - I know how you feel). Also, sorry about the late reply - only just saw this.

I think I read somewhere that it should work for at least 6 months or longer, so it's not good that it's stopped working.

How are things now?

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