I am 7 months post op from a 3 level posterior lumbar fusion with hardware. I am having an increasing system overload with a variety of all over body twinges, tingles and general itching. There is no apparent reason for any of it from medication or allergy, so I'm wondering if perhaps it could be from nerves being affected/damaged during surgery. Has anyone experienced nerves being damaged during surgery that have caused similar symptoms? What can you recommend to give me relief? Some times it becomes unbearable and I think I will go mad!! I keep my fingernails short so I don't claw myself bloody from scratching. It is very embarrassing at work and in public, as I must constantly rub or scratch my arms, legs, face, shoulders...you name it, to stop the creepy, crawling, itching twinging feelings.