A few days ago when I got out of bed I felt sore in the mid back just to the right of my spine. I hadn't done anything (to my knowledge) to injure it. I had a pimple like bump I had scratched pretty much on my spine (very slightly to the right) where the pain seemed to be originating from. I started to think it was infected but I wasn't feverish, it wasn't red, just a small sore at this point that looked fine.
Over the next 48 hours these additional symptoms have been happening: Feels like a pin is poking me in the sores (I have 2 of them) as well as 2 bumps starting to come up further from my spine. This results in a severe itch feeling. There is also pain that feels like burning at times and a throbbing pain at other times. The pain is strictly on the right of my spine (as well as just over my spine but not at all on/to the left) and goes along what feels like one rib (no wider of an area). A few times it has felt like the pain follows along my rib and around to the front of it.
I have been in bed for the majority of the time over the past 60 hours. I have a history of spinal troubles stemming from a lower back injury 22 years ago as well as anxiety/stress.
In researching I feel Notalgia Paresthetica (NP) matches my symptoms, however, I seem to be missing the pigmentation issue if it is absolutely required, can always be seen by the naked eye and the sores don't qualify.
Anyway, I am hoping someone who has been down this symptomatic road can lend any ideas as to relief from the pain and/or long term therapy. So far the only time I have found relief is after taking Extra Strength Advil (no relief with just that) and then 2 hours later Ultra Relief Tylenol (2 tablets). This combination seemed to allow for an hour of no symptoms ~ how nice it was! A warm bath did NOT help. Voltaren (topical ASA) has not helped. I have yet to try Robax but am hopeful it may help - need to pick some up. I was also thinking to get out my handy dandy super duper massager and work on my neck since NP indicates the C4-C6 level commonly being the issue and my stress levels have been severe as of late.
Thank you for reading!