This is my first post here. This past March I was diagnosed with anular tears in my L4-L5 and L5-S1 discs. It took about 8 months before I felt better, but I am still hurting. However, with the help of Lortabs, my pain level is much less now.
I decided to post here finally and ask about soemthing. For about the past 2 or 3 months, I have been experiencing this burning sensation in my lumbar region. Not like a muscle burn. I have not strained my muscles and this is not muscle tenstion. It is something else. It burns in a different way. Like some kind of nerve pain? It seems to cover a good region of my lumbar area, not just in one pin point spot, but in a general area.
Any ideas on what this could be? I am in pain every day from my 2 discs, but this is something new, something that is now starting to make me wonder, and possibly start to worry ever more, after a couple of months of it, and it is not seeming to go away.
My neurosurgeon has told me that I really need a spinal double fusion, and I am saying no way. So in the meantime, I'm using pain meds. Getting by. I am sure this new weird burning feeling has something to do with my bad discs, since that is the area it is in, but what could it be?
Thanks for listening and for any help.