Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
137 Doctors are Online

Back injury due to fall, shooting pain in stomach. Tried ice, massage. Have I broken something?

i am 43 years old 5 5 and 115 pounds, i slipped on coming down wooden steps, and came down hard on my left upper side back, i am getting shooting pain at times going down into the front and back stomach area too. I am breathing ok but it does hurt when i do that, i did an ice massage and took advil . Could i have broken anything? I am going out of town in a few days and am worried
Asked On : Sat, 9 Feb 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  23
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Jan 2013
Thanks for posting your query.
With the available described symptoms , there appears to be possibility of soft tissue injury; although chances of fracture must be ruled out.
Fracture at any where in body is very painful and associated with hampered activity.
You should consult with orthopedic surgeon and should go for thorough check up.
You should also go for x ray of affected site.
Fracture can be detected by simple x ray very well.
Meanwhile, you can take analgesics along with muscle relaxants.
Take care,
Dr. Mayank Bhargava
Answered: Sat, 9 Feb 2013
I find this answer helpful

1 Doctor agrees with this answer

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor