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I am 60 years old and suffer from lower back pain. At night

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I am 60 years old...
I am 60 years old and suffer from lower back pain. At night I have severe cramp in both legs from my toes right up through my hips and into my groin. The cramp comes in waves and last up to half an hour. What is the cause and how do I deal with this?
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Hi and welcome.

This is most likely nerve pain due to compression of nerves supplying your whole leg in the spine where it exit through small formina. I would suggest you to visit a pain physician or a neurosurgeon for thorough examination and imaging of spine as you might have herniated intervertebral disc. They can offer you treatment for this as well as medications for pain relief. You need hydrocode for pain and full examination for further treatment You might need surgery for this. Physiotherapy wold help and apply ibuprofen gel over the affected area.

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