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One spinal bone feels bruised in the center of my back right below bra line, and has been hurting about a month. What could be causing this?
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Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Family Medicine
In brief: A Few Things
The bones of the spine, called vertebrae are held together by ligaments, muscles and what people often call discs.
Any of those things can be injured, so pain in the center the back can result from injury to the bone, the muscles or the ligaments. If you don't remember specifically hurting your back, you may want to have a physician check to see if the ligaments or muscles may be injured.

In brief: A Few Things
The bones of the spine, called vertebrae are held together by ligaments, muscles and what people often call discs.
Any of those things can be injured, so pain in the center the back can result from injury to the bone, the muscles or the ligaments. If you don't remember specifically hurting your back, you may want to have a physician check to see if the ligaments or muscles may be injured.
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