Patient : I fell down a couple stairs three days ago and landed on my back. At first I thought it was nothing and my back only hurt a little. Later that night I found a bruise on my lower left back and it started to hurt to the point where I could not sleep on my back or that side. While breathing I can feel it and if I move that side it will hurt. I went to the gym yesterday and it hurt to the point I had to stop exercising. Is this a bruised rib or muscle?
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