I have a history of back problems. Two surgeries at the L4-L5 level January and April 2009. Had to go to the ER Tuesday because of extreme mid back to the top of my neck pain and spasms. They treated me for muscle strain. gave me valium and ibuprofen 800mg (even though I told them I have a real issue taking anti inflammatories due to stomach pain etc) They told me these are the easiest to tolerate.
But my real question is this morning I woke up and my right upper thigh muscle/s wont stop twitching. It's not cramps (they're not causing any additional pain) My right side has always been worse than my left. Should I be concerned?
I read your question and i understand your concern. Twitching thigh muscles is just muscle spasm common in nerve compression of spine. Supportive care with painkillers and physiotherapy is advised. If the issue persists, considering spine fusion would be an option.
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