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why does my spine feel bruised

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Greene
21 years experience Sports Medicine
Nerves: The back area can be more painful because it is so close to the spinal cord... It can be desensitized and improve ... See a back specialist if it wors ... Read More
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Dr. Douglas Linville II
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Pain to touch: This is usually the sign of a bruise, spasm, or tendinitis. Pain to the touch is not likely nerve related. It is most likely muscular as massage or to ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Spine degeneration: Most patients with clicking/grinding sensations in the spine, along with pain such as a bruised feeling, simply have spinal degeneration, which refers ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
43 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes, I am sure.: If you have a fall or have been in accident.
Dr. Jeffrey Gross
29 years experience Neurosurgery
Vertebral contusion: One can bruise the external aspect of the spine (a surface bruise or contusion) or deeper elements, including the vertebral bones, usually from a trau ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Hard to say: There are multiple potential causes of back pain that feels like it is up and down the spinal column. A detailed exam and perhaps an MRI will usually ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Depends on what: Is bruised. If your vertebral bone is actually bruised, it might take up to 3 months. But if it just muscle, much less. Speak with your doctor, or ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Spinal pain: Likely sprain or strain. Consider overuse.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Tomasello
30 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See below: I don't understand what you mean by "bruised" this term refers to internal tissue bleeding and swelling and usually occurs from a traumatic event .We ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Choueka
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Trauma: Bruises after an injury are expected. Without trauma or an injury the appearance of bruising is unusual and could be related to the use of blood thin ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
43 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Bruising may be due:: To number of meds you might be on, eg Aspirin & blood thinners(coumadin, plavix). The pain might be due to a arthritis or a pinched nerve in the back. ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
43 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
U mean on the skin -: over the back of your spine or on the spine itself?? Are these spots been described by a radiologist on your spine Xrays, CT or MRI scan report??

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