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Does a mild back injury take long to heal?

I slipped and fell in the tub. I hit the lower side of my body about mid way from my arm and back. I can stand but cannot sit. Fells fine when lying on my back with the heat. I have taken Tylenol and Flexarel for pain. The injury happen Yesterday. I have a little swelling and slight reddish on my back where I fell. What is the process of healing.
Mon, 19 Feb 2018
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Dear patient

Bony injury to your back needs to be ruled out by X-ray of the dorsolumbar spine anteroposterior and lateral views. Swelling and redness may be due to haematoma formation. Apply ice packs locally. Start tab Zerodol SP twice a day for pain relief. Take rest on hard bed. Apply ice packs over the swelling. If X-ray is normal nothing to worry. If X-ray is abnormal. Please consult orthopedic surgeon nearby your area with report.


Take Care!


Regards,
Dr. Jayesh Vaza,
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Does a mild back injury take long to heal?

Dear patient Bony injury to your back needs to be ruled out by X-ray of the dorsolumbar spine anteroposterior and lateral views. Swelling and redness may be due to haematoma formation. Apply ice packs locally. Start tab Zerodol SP twice a day for pain relief. Take rest on hard bed. Apply ice packs over the swelling. If X-ray is normal nothing to worry. If X-ray is abnormal. Please consult orthopedic surgeon nearby your area with report. Take Care! Regards, Dr. Jayesh Vaza, Orthopedic Surgeon