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Lightning & Nerve Pain

edited 06/11/2012 - 8:46 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
OK - I know this is going to sound strange, but anyone else ever feel a link between a lightning storm and nerve pain? I'm just over 3 months out from 360 fusion @ L4, 5 & S1 and have had nerve pain in lower left leg since, but more of a burning and irritating pain lately. That is until today. I started getting pain in the leg about the same time I could hear the thunder, then as the lightning strikes started, the pain started being the old shooting electrical zaps in my lower leg (only in the area's I'm having the nerve pain on a regular basis).

I'm not crazy -REALLY! This just came out of nowhere. Storm has passed, but still having the zaps, just not as strong and frequent now.

Possibly a coincidence, but definitely a strange one.


  • Many people here have increased pain when the weather changes. Some people can feel a storm coming on. Sometimes I get pain before and during wet rainy weather. It's deep sharp bone pain that I feel so not surprised you have pain during storms. It's probably coincidence that it's zapping pain just like lightening zaps. I don't think you're crazy! Take care. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
  • Crazy? No I doubt it! :) I live in South Florida and thunderstorms are the norm, and this time of year tropical waves, storms and hurricanes. We had thunderstorms for about 3 hours this afternoon and I was miserable during them! The pressure can drop over an inch in HG, and a lot of people react negatively to lower pressure than they are use to.

    I use to think it was the humidity, but I am more of the belief that it is the pressure. :) Soooo Crazy, in your head...no I doubt it!!! *HUG*

    PCTF C4 - T2, Laminectomies C5, C6 & C7. Severe Palsy left arm/hand.
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