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Is lower back pain after an injury a matter of concern?

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i was punched in the lower left side of my back a week ago and I am having a lot of pain. what could be the possible cause of this/
Posted Thu, 21 Aug 2014 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Mukesh Chugh 23 minutes later
Brief Answer:
X-ray required to rule out fracture

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for posting
I have gone through your query and understand your concern. The Injury well could be form a benign cause like muscle trauma to minor fracture of spine. As it's been one week since the Injury it does not looks to be serious Injury.
Are you able to bend forward/backward without bending you knee?
Hope your query is answered.
Take care
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