I had low back pain on the right side after twisting my back. It was just a mild pain for a long time(4 months). Two weeks ago, I stretched a bit too much and the amount of pain increased.
Since 4 days ago, I have been having consistent pain at the center(near the disc) area. Pressing the spinal cord with my thumb gave me some relief. There was no relief from standing or walking.
Today, I started getting pins and needles sensation in my right leg. I also had tingling sensation for some time in several parts of my body(chest, arms, thighs, feet, stomach).
I am really scared that it is getting worse everyday. I am not getting appointments with any of low back specialists near where I live in california. They are all booked for two months! I am traveling to India in three weeks. I am hoping to get a diagnosis, and help from a spine specialist while I am there.
Did anyone have these tingling sensations before? Did it get better or worse over time? Please suggest on how I can prevent myself from getting worse.
I am sure it is a bulged disc. As I am typing this, I have a wierd tingling sensation in my stomach. Hope this won't turn out to be an emergency.