Hello, I am hoping someone might be able to answer this. I have a lumbar disc herniation i believe either L4/:5 or L3/L4 as well as 2 other bulged but not ruptured lumbar discs and have had surgery on L5/S1. The surgery was august 2014 and had nerve impingement for about a year prior to surgery. My current herniation is also impinging the nerve.
Yesterday, I had a 9 hour shift at work(was supposed to be 8 but we were swamped--I work at a pharmacy) and by the end of it I could barely walk I was so stiff and sore. After begin home for a couple hours, I had a jerk reflex to grab something falling while i was sitting on the couch and my back spasmed quite badly to the point I wanted to go to the ER. I am temporally without insurance and dont get paid til Friday so I couldnt but my mother gave me one of her lidocaine patches which did help.
Today, since waking up I have had off and on tingling around the area of the patch but it feels deeper. I have had the patch off for about 12 hours now and have been feeling the tingling more often. It almost feels like a combination of someone slowly brushing a feather and hitting your funny bone. Im thinking its from the patch but tje longer it lasts post-patch the more i get paranoid.
Has anyone experienced anything like this?