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Injury due to fall, have tightened and locked muscles, feeling of bruising on spine without visible signs, hurts on touching. Any ideas?

Hi, a few weeks ago i fell and really injured my lower back. it felt as though my muscles were locked and everything felt so tight. I got a massage and it really helped. Although, after my massage i began feeling like one spot on my spine (mid back) is bruised. there is no sign of a bruise or discolouration. It only hurts when you touch it, when i bend down and is very uncomfortable to sleep. any ideas of what this could be?
Asked On : Mon, 10 Sep 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014

Thanks for posting your query

It might be fracture or soft tissue injury in lower back, finally to be decided by an X-ray.
I advice you to go for an x-ray to detect a fracture because there is protective muscle spasm after injury. If no fracture in x-ray then it is soft tissue injury.

So you have to visit an orthopaedic surgeon for examination of lower back & x-ray of that region


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