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Bruise on the back. X-ray showing degenerative disc disease. Pain in the lower back. No trauma

I have a bruise on my back where my hip bone connects to lower back, aprox 4 to 5 inches from my tail bone on the left side. I hurt my back at work last thurs, was sent for an xray showed degenerative disk disease. I did not hit my back but had it pulled by something yanking my arms. My lower back still hurts on the right side, but not sure why my left side would have bruise without trama there
Asked On : Mon, 28 Jan 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for posting your query.

You might be suffering from degenerative disc disease & it occurs due to repetitive overload or stress to the disc & it increases the risk of disc herniation & spinal canal stenosis.

For this condition you have to do stretching & strengthening exercises in which you have to stretch tight muscle & strengthen weakened ones which will alleviate stress on facet joint and disc.

I would suggest getting this evaluated by an orthopedician for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate management. You may get the MRI of the area affected under his/her guidance.

Meanwhile for pain control take anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen.

Wishing you good health...
Dr Saurabh Gupta.
Answered: Mon, 28 Jan 2013
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