Re: Does anyone have tight leg muscles?
alot of what you can really 'feel" kind of depends upon just what areas are being affected by the level of your actual spinal issues. if a motor nerve is being impacted or if your actual cord is involved, both can create a form of spasticity and over tightening of leg muscles. just how really severe is your back problem and do you have anything going on above that area too or has that never actually been scanned? is there ANYTHING at all impacting the actual cord anywhere?
you can try actually taking that bath along with about a cup of epsom salts that you can buy at just about any drug store? this is just pure granulated magnesium, natures little muscle relaxer? it actually gets absorbed right thru the skin and irectly into the tightened muscles. it helps me ALOT and i have spasticity from a spinal cord injury. it can help. just give it a try and see how it works for you.
one other thing i needed to ask. when the doc simply taps that area right under your kneecap while doing a neuro exam, just what is the lower leg response like? do the legs lightly just 'bounce out' like normal or do they tend to actually ' kick out' kind of 'briskly? you can also check this yourself at home just using the heavier end of a plain old butter knife? just take it and tap underneath that kneecap til you actually obtain some type of a response. you would know the "brisk" if you saw it and felt it. do this on both knees and let me know what they do,K? marcia
11-20-01,placement of hardware for failed fusion
9-22-03,removal of cavernous hemangioma that was inside spinal cord. Neuro damage to L hand L leg and R leg.