Discussions that mention potassium

Back Problems board

does the ache feel like a spasm of the calf muscle, or does it go deeper and feel different? If it feels like a spasm or charlie horse, then you may be low on Potassium. Also, when you have an injury to the back, we can walk different to compensate and thus causing more pain or fatigue to other body parts. that is just a thought-could be leg pain due to the back, but from what you are describing, it doesn't sound like your typical back caused leg pain. BUT, only you can know that. I would try stretching that muscle group and take some motrin maybe. See if that helps. If not, call your doc and let them know.
Best wishes to you!