Hello! I recently had a lumbar back incident, I basically was standing upright looked down and felt excruciating pain in my lower back and right thigh, I could not move and my wife called and ambulance. After some strong pain medication in hospital, I was taken foran MRI which showed I had an annular tear between my L2 L3 disc! My tthigh was numb to touch but crippling pain was shooting into my thight , mostly when I sat down. After two weeks of physiotherapy my pain levels in my back have eased somewhat but the numbness in my thigh has gone and it is extremely painful to the touch from my knee to my groin. Even a bedsheet touching it hurts…..is this a normal healing process and what is my next step in recovery!? As I cannot find a lot of info about annular (herniated disc) between L2 L3.