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lumbosacral contusion

A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tara Passow
40 years experience Dermatology
Deep bruise: The lumbar area is the lower back. I think of a contusion as a deep bruise. I'd expect it to be painful. They often result from blunt trauma or injury ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Jackson
43 years experience Dermatology
Blunt trauma: Blunt trauma to lumbar area of body.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
53 years experience General Practice
Ligament injury: 36yo now 2 months out from "lumbar contusion" has generous pain radiation "up & down spine", but no radiculopathy reported. An MRI seems indicate ... Read More
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Dr. Matt Wachsman
36 years experience Internal Medicine
A bit of an odd: pattern of pain. Shooting often implies a nerve pain and the pain goes in the pattern of where the nerve goes. There is a nerve that goes OUT from the ... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Get x-ray: I would suggest you get an x-ray. Even if it's not a fracture, it could be a misalignment. Furthermore, you may have pinched a nerve or slipped a disc ... Read More
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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Get evaluated.: See a primary care sports medicine physician , who can sort out what's going on.
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ramon Garcia-septien
45 years experience Family Medicine
Yes is possible: May be you can try a muscle relaxant drug plys anti-inflammatory.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Mintz
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Whether you need: Further investigation would depend on amount of trauma ; how long ago it occurred- if prolonged seek help pcp.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Wolfe
58 years experience Family Medicine
Need more info.: Were x-rays done? You might have injured a low back nerve or contused the lumbar musculature. It could be that there is still muscle swelling in the l ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
It depends on how: much he's healed. If still significant pain in a week, then no sports until the pain gone. Playing before he is healed, it could make the injury worse ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gross
29 years experience Neurosurgery
Full work up please: Most often, this could be a sprain or strain in the area, but suggest a full history and physical to rule out something more rare but more problematic ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Giannini
36 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Pulling muscles: Lumbosacral refers to the low back region. Sprain and strain are sometimes used interchangeably, but these refer to overstretching ligaments in the ca ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
39 years experience Radiology
Not needed: Acute lumbosacral injuries do not require MRI with contrast.

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