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Hit on middle back. Sore to touch, hurts while coughing. Is it serious?

I was sitting on the pool table at a bar and this guy punched me full force in my right middle back. It is very sore to touch and has been for 3 days. Every time I bend down or cough it hurts. If I press on it the pain radiates down to my buttock. The pain is like an injection being inserted into the buttock/ hip/ lower back. Please help. Just want to know if it anything serious or whether it is soft tissue damage.
Asked On : Thu, 12 Jul 2012
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Spine Surgeon 's  Response
Most likely it is soft tissue injury. However I would suggest to get thoracic spine Xrays AP/Lat to rule out any spine fracture.
Answered: Fri, 28 Sep 2012
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