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Pain Management board

Fabby I'm sorry to hear you're going through new problems.
As you know a bulge can cause all sorts of pain, especially if it's pressing into nerves or the root bed.

The patch is the Lidoderm patch and I find it works great on the immediate spot but not any pain that flows down the leg due to compression.

Gentle massage, warm baths and rest have helped me through some of my more painful times. Also when not using the Lidoderm I do like those little heating pads that last for 8 to 12 hours. They seem to provide a decent amount of relief when the pain medications are wearing off.

You may want to see the doctor again just to be sure there's nothing else going on that may need immediate attention.

Good luck