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What is a lumbar contusion?

What is a lumbar contusion?

Blunt trauma: Blunt trauma to lumbar area of body. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Lumbar (Definition)

Refers to something related to the area about the lower part of the ...Read more


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I have a lumbar contusion and it happened about to months ago I now have shooting payne in my lower back worse then ever it goes up and down my spine?

I have a lumbar contusion and it happened about to months ago I now have shooting payne in my lower back worse then ever it goes up and down my spine?

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 spine and DOWN the leg (sciatic nerve; sciatica). MRI would show a disk; x ray would NOT.
Up and down might be something OUTside of the spine and then it is tender on touching it. ...Read more

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I was told I had a lumbar contusion after falling on stairs. No xrays were taken but I keep feeling a slight popping in that area. Another opinion?

I was told I had a lumbar contusion after falling on stairs. No xrays were taken but I keep feeling a slight popping in that area. Another opinion?

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 which may cause pain in the future. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have burning and soreness with a lumbar contusion? If so, how long might this persist? Would a MRI possibly shed more light on this?

Is it normal to have burning and soreness with a lumbar contusion? If so, how long might this persist? Would a MRI possibly shed more light on this?

Whether you need: Further investigation would depend on amount of trauma ; how long ago it occurred- if prolonged seek help pcp. ...Read more

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Fell from bunkbed 2 wks ago. Docs said its lumbar contusion. Lately, I feel zaps of electricity lasting 3 secs in my lumbar. Pain does not radiate to legs

Fell from bunkbed 2 wks ago. Docs said its lumbar contusion. Lately, I feel zaps of electricity lasting 3 secs in my lumbar. Pain does not radiate to legs

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 lumbar area. Good news is that there is no radiation of pain in your legs. I think a vist to a physiotherapist would be in order. ...Read more

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I flipped chair in nurse station charting, I hit floor on bottom, chair hit back of my head hard. NP said contusion and lumbar sprain? Head still foggy

I flipped chair in nurse station charting, I hit floor on bottom, chair hit back of my head hard. NP said contusion and lumbar sprain? Head still foggy

Contusion: Sorry for your accident. After even a mild concussion do not do activities that can compromise your health and cause further head injury. Avoid tasks that require concentration or complicated thinking. Follow up appointments are very important. Also follow the advice of your health care provider. Be well. ...Read more

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Injury : significant bone and soft tissue of the left rib cage contusion, paravertebral lumbar area. Do you think he can play sports in a week?

Injury : significant bone and soft tissue of the left rib cage contusion, paravertebral lumbar area. Do you think he can play sports in a week?

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 and cause chronic pain. ...Read more

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How do I treat a lower back contusion?

Back sprain: Avoid excessive lifting bending and twisting try an inflammatory medication if it does not get better in a week see your doctor. ...Read more

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Fell on ice a week ago. Still hurts on left lower back. Is that normal to take that long to heal? Tiny bruise visible

Fell on ice a week ago. Still hurts on left lower back. Is that normal to take that long to heal? Tiny bruise visible

Could be a fracture: Many unexpected falls in ice can create tremendous force at impact. You may have a fracture to your pelvis, sacrum, or even the lower spine. Most of these injuries with an external compression from the side (lateral compression fractures) are inherently stable, so you could stand or walk with discomfort. This injury may take 6 weeks to 3 months to get better. Have an orthopedic surgeon check. ...Read more

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Why did I get a fluid-filled bruise on my lower back after dropping 300 pounds?

Why did I get a fluid-filled bruise on my lower back after dropping 300 pounds?

Need further evaluat: This is a great deal of weight to loose, and will result in very stretched, overlapping skin. This may simply be a large fold of skin. You should see your doctor about this. ...Read more

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I have a bruise like discoloration on my lower back but I haven't been hit. Should I be concerned?

I have a bruise like discoloration on my lower back but I haven't been hit. Should I be concerned?

Bruise: If you develop more bruising you may want to have a cbc done. That is a blood test that looks at white cells, hemoglobin, and platelets. ...Read more

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Pain in lower back from falling on ice when skating. No visible bruise on the skin?

Pain in lower back from falling on ice when skating. No visible bruise on the skin?

Need Xrays.: As my old professor used to say, "we doctors don't have xray vision! " you'll need to get some xrays to make sure you haven't broken anything. ...Read more

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I've noticed my 2 year old son gets these dime sizes bruises on his lower back and spine. Is this normal?

Maybe, maybe not: A rambunctious kid can get bruises on occasion over the bony prominences of the spine, shins, elbows, etc. These should reflect their activity and come and go over time. Bruises that arise over fleshy areas, unlikely to have pinched tissue between trauma and hard bone, are abnormal and a sigh of inflicted trauma or blood issue. ...Read more

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I keep getting a bruise on my lower back right in the middle where my spine is. I haven't done anything physical and it feels like I have cramps?

I keep getting a bruise on my lower back right in the middle where my spine is. I haven't done anything physical and it feels like I have cramps?

Muscle or: Soft tissue damage. The bruising is always suspicious for a blood clotting disorder. Get examined asap and get routine blood test of blood for coagulation issues. I suggest calling for an appointment ASAP. ...Read more

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Why does my spine hurts when I touch it? The feeling is as if I had a giant bruise. It started in my lower back and now I have it on my upper back!

? Skin?: Your symptoms are not typical of anything but local trauma. For instance, if you do a lot of sit-ups or other activities in the face up/supine position, you can get bruises along your spinous processes (the tips of the vertebrae you can feel/see under the skin). Otherwise, it could be a skin problem or a muscle problem, as both lie between skin ; the bones themselves. See your pcp for and exam. ...Read more

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The top of my back is regular and comfortable, however my lower back is curved when I sit, stand and bend over. It's uncomfortable and bruises easily.

The top of my back is regular and comfortable, however my lower back is curved when I sit, stand and bend over. It's uncomfortable and bruises easily.

Back curve: You MAY have a condition called scoliosis. It is a curvature of the spine that is beyond what is typical. You need to see your doctor who may refer you to a back doctor or chiropractor if indicated. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have a large swollen bruise on lower back from fall. It burns at times. What can I do to speed up healing?

I have a large swollen bruise on lower back from fall. It burns at times. What can I do to speed up healing?

Nothing particular: There is no known way to improve on the body's healing abilities, other than a proper diet and adequate vitamins, and avoiding things that may impair healing, including cigarette smoking and alcohol. ...Read more

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I fell hard on my left buttock onto steel armrest on plane over a month ago, left with massive bruise, my lower back has starting to give me pain?

I fell hard on my left buttock onto steel armrest on plane over a month ago, left with massive bruise, my lower back has starting to give me pain?

Pain: You may be having referred pain from your buttocks. Try an anti inflammatory such as Ibuprofen 400 mg twice a day with food for a week ...Read more

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After fall, dx severe lower back internal bruises. Can only sleep on back but it's hurting nxt day. Could this make it worse? Cant sleep side, 2 painful.

After fall, dx severe lower back internal bruises. Can only sleep on back but it's hurting nxt day. Could this make it worse? Cant sleep side, 2 painful.

Take pain meds: I hope you have already seen a physician and have evaluateed. If so, then you need a strong pain medicine to ease off the pain and let you rest. Please contact your physician for prescription. ...Read more

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Having pain in right side pelvis & lower back. Woke up this AM w/ an oval shaped, purple bruise on right side pelvis. What could this be?

Having pain in right side pelvis & lower back. Woke up this AM w/ an oval shaped, purple bruise on right side pelvis. What could this be?

ER: Hopefully, this is just a bruise, may be related to trauma or sexual activityu; however, you must be checked and evaluated in the ER or local UC clinic. ...Read more

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I have severe pain in my mid to lower back, it feels like a bruise and hurts constant, also pains down my left thigh what could this be?

Need more evaluation: Commonest reason for pain radiating down legs is a 'pinched nerve' because of a displaced disc.
This can happen in young people like you.
You may need Xray, MRI or nerve conduction studies followed by either medication, physical therapy or nerve blocks.
See a board certified pain physician or an orthopedic doctor ...Read more

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Yesterday I scratched my lower back thigh, and it resulted in a deep, dark bruise on my leg. My leg aches and hurts now. Should I get it checked out?

Yesterday I scratched my lower back thigh, and it resulted in a deep, dark bruise on my leg. My leg aches and hurts now. Should I get it checked out?

Yes: Need to make sure that the artery and vein in back of the knee is okay. Sounds as if you may have a contusion of the soft tissues.
Also need to check your tetanus status. ...Read more

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My gf has lower back pains, palpitating heart, and when she holds her breath, allegedly, it stops beating. Then, when she gets a bump, it easily bruise?

My gf has lower back pains, palpitating heart, and when she holds her breath, allegedly, it stops beating. Then, when she gets a bump, it easily bruise?

See physician: Low back pain, easy bruising on the limbs and occasional palpitations are all fairly common, and women are often more sensitive to these body events than men are. However, very rapid or prolonged palpitations could be serious, and a breath holding or cough might be able to stop an abnormal rhythm sometimes. Additionally, large bruises on the torso without trauma could also be serious. See doc. ...Read more

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4yo gets couple little yellow bruises on her lower back and couple little yellow bruises outer thigh, is this ok?

4yo gets couple little yellow bruises on her lower back and couple little yellow bruises outer thigh, is this ok?

Yes: Those are contact areas and bruising will occur there with bumps. It is areas such as the backs of the legs and the inner parts of the arms where you wouldn't expect bruising that would be worrisome. ...Read more