Thank you for this interesting question. This is unique in that your problem had resolved, but some of the symptoms have returned so many years later. There are many possible answers and it is important to discuss your concern with your doctor
. It could have nothing to do with your original injury
, although the location and perhaps the quality of the pain indicate otherwise. It could have to do with other changes that may have happened in the interim (ie, pregnancy, weight gain, additional injuries, etc), that could have either caused new problems or unmasked the problems that your body had been able to cope with for all those years. The one thing that is relevant is the fact that you are suffering from unexplained pain that seems to be getting worse. There are many potential things that can be used to treat this problem, depending on what the source ends up being. Speaking with your doctor before this problem becomes worse is important. As you rightly mention, numbness or tingling
would be more concerning potentially, as would loss of bowel or bladder control. Either would be a medical emergency. Please speak with your doctor about this question, and I hope that you are able to get and answer and also feel better.