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low back pain and hyper sensitive skin on legs.


Thanks for reading this. I am a little concerned and just wondered if anyone had a simikar story.

It all started in dec. I pulled my back at work and had an mri in feb. The scan said I had a central protrusion at l4/5 but no nerve impingement. Physio was the treatment.

After having this for months things got worse and I had extreme pain in both legs and hips and my back. Even though I was taking 8 tramadol a day the pain was unbearable.

I contacted my doc and told him my symptoms and he reffered me for another scan which I had yesterday.

I aslo have extreme sensitivity on my skin across my lower back and my right leg.....it feels like someone dragging razor blades over my skin with the slightest touch.

Anyway.....I had my scan and struggled to get on and off the bed. and the tech came out after and said your back is a mess I am putting this as urgent and ring your doc on monday.

Can a tech see damage and if so should he be telling me? Also was it because I struggled to get on the bed.
I am very worried now and any help would be gratefully appreciated.
Thanks for your time.




  • Your scan can only be read by a doctor, a tech isn't even supposed to show or tell you about the scan because they don't have the training needed to read one. They see all the images before the doctor reads them, because they have to make sure the pictures are clear.

    As for your skin feeling hypersensitive, my left leg feels like that. Every time I get home from running an errand my little dog jumps on me and it hurts so bad I just want to scream. The feeling is really hard to explain to people cause my leg is numb, but my skin hurts like hell.
    Discectomies 05/08 and 04/11, fusions L4-5 Feb 9,2012 and L3-L4 June 28,2012, Staph infection washout 3/2/2012, Bulged L5-S1. SCS trial on January 17th, 2014, which was a success! Permanent SCS on February 20th.
  • Thanks.

    Yeah I thought so. So why say it.....maybe he feels sorry forrme haha.

    I know what you mean its a very odd sensation, and difficult to explain. Im lucky as I dont have numbness, just the pain, but I use it as a guide to slow down.

    I will let you know what is said on monday and I hope you get some relief. I find it better not to put thingsbi my pockets or wear a belt.

    Kind regards.
  • The tech was very unprofessional. As far as your thigh, sounds like a nerve/nerves. I had lots of problems with this after some of my surgeries, and still do have some.... all nerve related. As explained to me, there are two types of nerves, some sense pressure and some sense.... I'm not sure what you'd call it, "lighter more topical" things. For example there are parts of my thighs that I can't feel if my husband gently touches it, but I can feel if it is pressed. I also have areas that are "super sensitive". Mine is improving, hopefully with treatment yours will too. Good luck!
    33yo mom of two. My surgical history...preadolescence scoliosis, kyphosis, and a hot mess.... 5 spine surgeries and lots of items added I wasn't born with (titanium, peek, surgical steel). Guess cremation is out. TSA loves me.
  • Thanks.
    I thought it wasnt right...roll on monday now ive had a panic on.
    To be honesy Allmetal I was hoping it was not nerve but my body is telling me different stories. I am glad you got it under control. .I am a firefighter and fear my days as this are numbered now.
    Did you have a full recovery? Or do you have ongoing symptoms?
    I am afraid they have left it all too late now as the original accident occurred last december...since then I could write a long list of different symptoms at different times.
    I wish you all good for the future.


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