Patient :I was lifting and twisting in an awkward way and had my lower back feel like something was squeezing it with a dull pain and I can't bend over. it's been a week an most of the pain is gone besides when I sit for more than 10 minutes the dull pain comes back a little. Is my spine still bruised? Or what do you think?
Thank you for your question. It is possible that you have strained your lower back from lifting and twisting. Since it has been a week that you have had this pain it would be wise to go to your doctor to have a thorough examination of your back along with x rays performed to determine the severity of this injury. We recommend that avoid heavy lifting and strenuous activity affecting your back. Please see your doctor.
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