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Why Does My Spine Hurt
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
I have pain on the lower part of my spine when i push on it. Why? The lower part of my spine just hurts when you push on it.
I wrecked my 4wheeler 3 years ago and still have a softball knot on my lower spine and it hurts all the time what is wrong with my back?
Have it looked at: You'll have to go to your physician to have it characterized and probably imaged. ...Read more
Mostly everytime I eat, I can feel the food going down my back and it hurts atlot feels almost as if it's stuck in my spine? Started after my op
I fell flat on my butt 3 months ago and it still hurts a lot everytime i try to bend over. The pain is right on the end of my spine or something. What should I do?
Tailbone: You may have fractured or dislocated your tailbone. This can be intensely painful and would fit with the mechanism of injury that you had. I recommend you let your doc know about the persistent pain and see if they would want any kind of imaging to see what is going on. Also, avoid sitting on hard surfaces and get a donut pillow to sit on to take pressure off of the area. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Evaluation: Best advice is to get a physical exam with a spine specialist. Make sure that the neck gets a complete evaluation as well, since many neck conditions can have referred pain to the upper back and scapula regions. ...Read more
Spinal disc repair: The good news is that in 98% of cases, there is no need to do anything about a slipped disc. The body will usually dissolve the excess material in about 4-6 weeks and the pain goes away. Surgery or injection is generally only considered if there is still severe pain after 6 weeks. ...Read more
Extension: Try back extensions. You can do these by lying on your stomach and then pushing up on your arms and holding the position for a count of 5. ...Read more
My back always hurts. My lower back always hurts right on the spine. Sometimes the pain spreads up my spine. What is this? Can i fix it?
Lumbago: Generalized back pain is the most common form of back pain in the us, with 80% of americans experiencing it at some point. If you work in an environment that encourages a lot of heavy lifting, you may notice it more at the end of your work day. If it's just muscle sprain, it can be fixed. However, follow-up with your doctor to be sure it's nothing serious! ...Read more
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