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Bump on spine after an injury - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I slipped and fell down on the step that goes to my family room it happened so fast i dont know exactly how it happened but i ended up falling and my lower back on my right side landed right in the corner of the step no when i fell i stayed there cause it hurted a lot and when my husband came to make use i was ok the side that i hit got numb, well like 15min later i started feeling again and i felt this soft bump right next or right on my spine i was able to move around to i didnt go to the er but this morning the bump is just a little more noticable i image im bruced but do you think i broke a rib or fractured something, oh i forgot to mention i took advil and put an ice pack
Doctor :   hello
User :   hi
User :   nice to meet you
Doctor :   same here
Doctor :   give me a min please, i am going thru your query
User :   ok
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender please ?
User :   24 /f
Doctor :   how long back this happened ?
User :   last night
Doctor :   are you in constant pain ?
User :   no, but it i end to my left side my back hurts where i landed on
User :   *bend
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   now lets get to your concern
Doctor :   well if it was a fracture then you would not be here typing this query and in severe pain
User :   ok
Doctor :   since you have movement and pain is aggravated by movement
Doctor :   thats means you need supportive therapy
Doctor :   advil will help
User :   supportive theraphy?
Doctor :   for the bump ice pack is what you been already doing
Doctor :   supportive means th therapy you can do at home
User :   yes i did that aswell
User :   oh like advil and a icepack
Doctor :   since its at a near that is closer to the nerves so that pain will take time to completely go
Doctor :   are you able to walk properly ?
User :   yes
User :   how did i get the bump sooo fast it happened almost instantly?
User :   i press on it and it hurts
Doctor :   ok now dont press on it
User :   why
User :   is it bad
Doctor :   it irritates the nerves causing discomfort and and also it delays the healing process
User :   ok
User :   so no fracture no breakage u think?
Doctor :   you are lucky
Doctor :   a rib fracture will cause severe stabbing pain when you breath in and a fracture of spine you wont be able to walk
User :   oh thank God i was sooooo scared i never fell like this, im it might be a dumb question but like i said earlier how did the bump show up sooooo fast!
User :   it was literally 10 min if that later
Doctor :   the swelling depends on the lymphatic drainage of the body certain area have a good lymphatics and the swelling occurs immediately
Doctor :   well dont worry
Doctor :   you wll be fine
Doctor :   do take rest
User :   no my accupation i have to be standing 8hrs do u think that will be a problem thankfully im off today but tommorow i work?
Doctor :   you do need rest
Doctor :   the more you do the faster you will recover
User :   so walking and moving is a plus so rest is ok but not that helpful
Doctor :   if you can call in a day off
Doctor :   that will be great
User :   ok anything else i need to do besides walking, advil, icepack?
Doctor :   no thats all
Doctor :   it will take 4- 5 days
User :   ok thank you sooo much for your help, do you think is necessary to visit my regular doctor?
Doctor :   well after 4 days if you still pain and if you are finding it difficult to walk then you can
Doctor :   otherwise it will be all ok
User :   ok thank you soo much! happy late valentines day
Doctor :   thank you , you too
Doctor :   take care
User :   ;o)
Doctor :   have a nice day
Doctor :   wish you a speedy recovery
Doctor :   good bye
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