A 43-year-old female asked:
I don't have back pain but have a single vertebra that hurts when pressed like when i sit down with a hard backrest or when lying down. why is that?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Back pain: It's still back pain whether it is localized or generalized.
It's hard to tell why it hurts as not enough information was provided. A thorough history and exam is needed to start. Perhaps you will need an xray unless the doc is able to pinpoint the problem after an office visit.
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Last updated Dec 15, 2013
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