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

Spinal pain, black spots on back. History of back injury. What is this?

Hi, I have a lot of pain in my upper spine . I noticed that I have black and purple spots on my upper back and lower back. It is very painful and sometimes I can not bare the pain. I m 49 years old and I have a history of falling on my back. When I first noticed the purple/blackish mark there was only one of them, but now that same spot has grown bigger and in different places. I need to know what this is. Please get back to me as soon as you can, I d appreciate it.
Asked On : Tue, 26 Mar 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  212
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

The exact diagnosis is possible only after a careful clinical examination.

The black/purple spots on your back may be related to the injury due to fall, which could result in a hematoma.

They could be unrelated to the fall too, such as skin lesions (melanosis, etc).

Please get them checked by your GP.

Please get back if you require any additional information.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)

Senior Consultant Neurologist

Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad,

My personal URL on this website:

My email:
Answered: Tue, 26 Mar 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]

Related questions you may be interested in


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