Some people suffer from simple back pain that comes and goes. For others, though, back pain can present as a set of seriously debilitating symptoms, including spasms and cramping in the legs and bouts of serious pain that come and go without reason. Neurogenic intermittent claudication is the name of this hard to diagnose disorder, which can stem from lumbar stenosis or other non-structural issues.
- The most common expressions of the condition include pain, cramps and spasms in the legs that come and go due to known or unknown factors.
- We will examine the traditional medical stance of the disorder, as well as the more modern point of view.
- Some patients have pain in just one area, while others suffer multiple regions of cramping and discomfort. Pain might be unilateral or bilateral.
“Symptoms of NIC range across several possible expressions that might change in a particular patient or might remain the same, but vary from patient to patient. Painful cramping in the legs is almost universal. This pain might affect the upper rear or outer thighs, the frontal thighs, the calves, the ankles or the feet. Some patients have pain in just one area, while others suffer multiple regions of cramping and discomfort. Pain might be unilateral or bilateral.”