lumbar and cervical disc, narrowing spinal canal, chronic calf cramp
7 months ago my mom (57) took a blood test and everything except Triglyceride and cholesterol was normal. She took Atorvastatin for around 3 months. A few weeks later her legs started pain and her doctor told us it isn’t related to this pill. After 3 months we didn’t let she use it anymore and used herbal drugs in order to control her fat level. Around a month later her left ankle swallowed and the X-ray showed cartilage destruction and Osteoporosis at her ankle. She used glucosamine for a month. Then her right hand stopped working for a few days. MRI showed cervical and lumbar disc (2 at neck and one at the waist, the waist one is mild) and spinal cord stenosis. Her right leg also a few days later stopped working, I mean she can’t bend her knee and walk with difficulty. The doctors say its due to spinal stenosis. Now her right leg is in severe pain some days. She can’t sit on the sofa because her leg swallow badly and she can’t stand up easily after that. Her right calf has cramp for around two months and massage although can make it a little better but doesn’t work properly, it is as big as an egg when touching it. She is going to physiotherapy for 15 sessions and 5 is left. 10 in a row and the last 5 ones 2 days a week without any improvement. She also had two times laser therapy and one day needle. Everything started suddenly and she never ever had any muscle and joint problem. She also has lost her appetite and her Triglyceride was normal last months but cholesterol was high. The doctor prescribed Diclofenac, Calcium, Fosamax, Vitamin D and B complex for every week plus two types of antidepressant because she can’t sleep well and feel depressed. She used to sleep so deep. I appreciate any help, we live in a small town of a developing country and she can’t sit on cars for long times to take her to big cities.