I forgot to mention. The symptoms started around the same time I was lifting boxes at work. I felt a slight pull in my lower back but it was nothing significant i.e. a proper strain which left me in significant pain. Around the same time I was also getting back into martial arts and stretching my legs and doing high kicks. I didn't realise at the time but now that I look back at it, that was around the time my symptoms kicked in. It started with a really weird feeling throughout my penis one week and at one point the head of my penis was also bending to the right. My whole penis slightly bends to the right now where it never used to. Thanks.
You've perhaps irritated your spine through two damaging activities:
- heavy box lifting (and far worse, perhaps twisting your spine a bit while holding heavy boxes), not only lift with your legs, but twist with your legs, too; and,
- high kicks during martial arts by a novice.
I'd assume your spine needs attention, such as: learning gentle stretching routines (eg. those suitable for patients coping with general back problems), a physiotherapist could help guide you. Make sure you've good lumbar support in chairs/carseats (an Obus Forme is excellent, but their add-on cushion's a bit generous, I find I need to trim the foam padding a fair bit). Take care with your posture generally, (eg. avoid slouching, that's very stressful on the spine). Does your bed mattress provide firm support? If it's become saggy, that's not good for back health.
You've no body awareness that something's wrong with your back? It feels completely normal to you?
Hi thank you for your reply and your advice. My mattress is not too saggy but I've had firmer ones before. I guess I could look into that too. Yeah that's the weird thing, I didn't have any significant pain in my back when this started. However, due to the stretching and the kicks I did sprain my lower right hand back but that pain months after the genital numbness had already set in. Do you think it's worth having an MR Neurography? Seeing that nothing came up on a regular MRI. Do you think it could show nerve issues that were missed on the MRIs? I'm just concerned this could turn (if it hasn't already) into permanent nerve damage if it is not treated as the nerve (if one is being affected) could die if it is compressed etc. Thanks.