Electrical shooting pain in back w/L 5 annular tear?
I was just diagnosed with a L5 annular tear after having back spasms for 8 months. The worst pain I have felt with this injury is electrocul shooting pains on the left side of my back. I felt like I was being electrocuted every couple of minutes. The doctor said it was because the spinal fluid is acidic and is leaking to my other sensitive nerves. Has anyone experienced this? And is that what your physician has told you? The doctor also suggested doing a epidural injection in the spine. Any success with annular tears? He said it's never going to heal. So will I have fluid spill out indefinetly?