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Terrible lower back pain, stinging after falling. Possibility of damage?

I fell last night on concrete steps outside. When I landed my feet gave out from under me and I completely landed on my lower right side of my back. The pain is unbelievable....and the spot where I landed stings but in a severe manner. I havent been to the hospital because I am a tiny better than when I first did it and because I have chronic back issues I have sone pain medicine here.. I am windering if theres anything I could have damaged and why its stinging???I dont want to waste the hospitals time
Asked On : Sun, 24 Mar 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
as u describe yours injery-it seems to a serious.u have taken let the x ray done -as early as possible,some times late is very go hospital is need of the injury,it is no wastage,if u are not well ,how u can work.see ortho surgeon immediately,do not do hot fomentation,rest on bed will help u .there may be swelling,which need ice pack.
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Answered: Sun, 24 Mar 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Jay Patel's  Response

Based on information it seems as the landing has been very hard and the place where your have the pain is mostly due to the nerve injury/ compression , or hematoma (collection of blood) / blunt trauma may have compressed some nerve at the point of pain.

Now let me explain, The nerves form the spinal cord exit from the space between two vertebrae commonly known the spines, now due to the impact the spine's disk (cushion) which lies between two vertebrae may be crushed or slipped from its place leading the space for nerve narrow and it will cause the strong shock like pain.

Please consult an spine specialist / any physician.
here is what they will do
1)Will visually inspect it ( if hematoma / blunt injury)
2)Will perform some physical test to check the spinal nerve compression (such as elevation of foot to certain degree) and will check for any other neurological signs.
3) May ask for MRI of spine in case of spinal nerve.

** In case blunt trauma/ hematoma is conservative (pain killer & heat therapy).
** In case of disk prolapse/ rupture depends upon injury type will be taken care by surgeon.

Hope it helps.
Answered: Mon, 25 Mar 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Muhammad Ishfaq Habib's  Response

The fall on back have obviously damaged something but not sure what but the your nerve had been compressed causing severe pain. falls usually results in fracture of vertebrae. It is recommended to visit hospital and have an x-ray of lumbosacral spine to assess the degree of damage.

Answered: Mon, 25 Mar 2013
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