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Leg Pain and tiny electric shocks in my arm and fingers

Had a L5-S1 herniation a year ago. While the pain has subsided a bit, there are few days in couple of weeks that i feel more pain. Meanwhile I had been trying to do anything that can help me, walking , stretching exercises, strengthening core muscles, but taking medicines which I take when there is enough pain. Reason of not taking them is that my stomach responds very badly to the anti-inflammatory medicines.So a year has passed and only a bit improvement.

Previously there was a continuous pain and numbness, but now the pain and numbness are on/off(most of the time on). Shall I take this as an encouraging sign as still I have times of pain but less frequent than before.

Secondly, and the injury I am afraid of, around three months ago I got numbness in my left hand finger tips. I thought this is due to my fingers placed at mouse pad for longer times. But I found out that during days when I didn't work on laptop I still have numbness. In short, I took it as a sign to take care of my neck and did care for it. But instead I started getting headaches in left side of my head that would be in the back of head to forehead. I took more care and it went away for a week. But recently I had to work on field where I had to look at three computer screens. I had to move my head left to right to check the data we were getting and in around every 20 sec I have to move my head just like you would watching a basketball game. After a couple of days I started getting headaches and tiny electric shock type feeling in my elbow, fingers base and tips. I am still at work and now try to move my whole body in a revolving chair to look at screens.

I feel there is something with one or could be more disks in the neck. It could be due to the fall that caused my L5-S1 to bulge. At that time I didn't had any neck or associated pain but may be a little damage that didnt surfaced at that time has now due to neck movements surfaced. Anyone with both Lumbar and cervical injuries? What are the exercises you do, the posture you retain in daily life, in sleeping or walking.

And I need to confirm from the the experienced members, is swimming a good exercise for neck and back disk related injuries. For back it may be good but wouldn't the neck continuous left right movements in swimming cause damage.

Would be really really Thankful.
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