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Pain in lower back, tightness in area, swelling. Due to back injury?

I don t want to go to the er but I m scared. Not sure if my kidneys are hurting or my back. I injured my back a year ago and because of insurance problems I have been in able to get the right tests on my back. Anyways my lower thoracic spine hurts so bad and it wraps around to my stomach but I feel like a belt is wrapped around that area and everything is swelling and or inflammed over the belt it s very painful and scarey.
Asked On : Mon, 7 Jan 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Hi, i hope you have got the right tests done when you had a injury, like x-ray of the thoracic spine to rule out fractures. Now that a constricting pain, swelling and inflammation its better you get physically checked by a doctor and not ignore it. Take care.
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