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2,525 words with 6 Comments; publish: Tue, 18 Dec 2007 15:22:00 GMT; (90062.99, « »)


I'm new here, but I have had several back problems in my lifetime, and like many of you have spent much of it in pain. It's nice to read others' comments and remind one's self that you are not alone!

About 2 months ago I herneated a - lumbar I think - disk. Bizarrely I never got pain at the site; the onset of symptoms started with pain deep inside [groin?], like it was at the front of the spine. It must be pinching a nerve and I get groin pain and pain/numbness in the heel of my left foot. But I have also been experiencing an itchy or tickling sensation in both of these places, especially after swimming or doing exercise. I took it to be a good sign since it feels quite good. Is this the case? Or is it a bad sign?

many thansk,


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    • Neither. It's a feeling. BUT.. the fact it's not hurting but tickling.. that's a good thing for you.

      BUT .. get yourself checked. Numbness in the groin area is not a good thing, even if it tickles.

      Take care of yourself and dont wait for it to worsen before getting diagnosed and treated.

      #1; Tue, 18 Dec 2007 17:44:00 GMT
    • I agree you need to have a complete work up and if you begin having any urinary or bowel symptoms, please go to the ER. This could be a medical emergency.
      #2; Tue, 18 Dec 2007 17:45:00 GMT
    • Well never had a itchy tickle thing. But did get vaginal pain that felt like needles which was caused by the same nerve that hurt my legs and feet.
      #3; Tue, 18 Dec 2007 17:46:00 GMT
    • Welcome,

      To our family so to speak; I would just say for the most part that you need to listen to your body. So many people try to "tuff" it out and wish later down the road that if they would have just went to the doctor and not have been so BULL headed that they would have been so much better off.

      Go and see a doctor and if you are not happy with what they think go and get a 2nd opinion.

      Roy 47


      #4; Tue, 18 Dec 2007 17:47:00 GMT
    • Hi Peanut

      I am having problems with my lower back and yes i have the same feelings.

      It doesnt happen at any particular time or after i have done a certain thing.

      It always feels hot an gets real itchy.

      Best wishes

      #5; Tue, 18 Dec 2007 17:48:00 GMT
    • Thanks for your help everyone.

      Yes I have been to the doctor, and I'm on anti-inflammatories for a couple of weeks. I think it's getting better. The only time I sit down is on the toilet!

      Sherry1; I'm leaning towards thinking it's a good thing. I think I noticed it with my last back problem before I started getting better.


      #6; Tue, 18 Dec 2007 17:49:00 GMT