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Post injury pain, muscular contusion - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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User :   Hi Doctor
Doctor :   Hi
User :   I recently sustained an injury at my lower back
User :   I had gone to a doctor and he told me it was a muscle contusion
User :   its been a month already and though the pain has subsided considerably
User :   its still hurts
User :   im wondering if i need to go to a physio
Doctor :   Ok
User :   or should i just wait longer and see if it heals
Doctor :   How long it is been?
User :   To be honest, I got into a argument with an auto driver on the road
Doctor :   How did the injury happen?
User :   and he proceeded to assault me
User :   no bleeding
Doctor :   and was there bleeding too? What is the size of the contusion?
User :   no bruising
User :   just terrible pain
User :   but now the pain has subsided quite abit
User :   and it hurts only sometimes
User :   ok doctor, so a physio at this point in time is premature?
User :   ok doctor, i'll restrict the movements as best i can
Doctor :   Ok it is healing and it take time
Doctor :   Restrict the movements that hurt
Doctor :   else it increases the healing time
User :   ok doctor
Doctor :   Not premature, he can help with Ultrasonic therapy
User :   thank you for your time
User :   i appreciate it
Doctor :   which heals much faster
Doctor :   So you can choose to go to him if it hampers your daily life
Doctor :   else wait for its complete cure
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Bye for now
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