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any hope after an injury?

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,731
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:23 AM in Lower Back Pain
Hi all,

2 weeks ago i was doing a handstand against the wall and started to bend my back while upside down...it started to hurt and now, 2 weeks later, when i try to bend backwards, i feel excruciating pain in my right side of the lower back. when i touch there, nothing hurts, but when i try to bend backwards, even slightly, its impossible.
the doctor said its either a fracture or an inflammation of a little bone on the side of the vertebrae (starts with an F) and refused to do an X-ray. I was told to wait for another month to see if it heals. so far, the pain hasnt eased even a little. sometimes, it hurts to walk because theres a slight tendencsy to bend backward a little bit when walking i guess.
I'm 24 and im freaking out at the thought that this may be permanent. if anybody can offer words of advice or suggestions on what i should do now and whether or not i should see another doctor, i would be so very grateful.

thank you for taking the time to read this.

Natriaj
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  • and welcome to the forum. Ouch , it makes me hurt reading what it was you were doing.... ;)) By all means go for another opinion , you can never be too careful when it comes to your health. Please do keep us posted as to how you are doing and what you find out. If there is ever anything that I can help you with then please just let me know....take care....Miki
  • :) hi and welcome to the forum! :H we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. many times rest and more rest can heal an injury. are you on anything for inflammation? perhaps you should speak to your doctor about this possibility. :-C of course your doctor knows best. please relax and let yourself calm down. he was probably right about not rushing into an x-ray if there was no indication of nerve damage or a broken bone. :? good luck and let us know how things go. there is always someone here to talk with! Jenny :)
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    If this is the first time you have experience pain like this in this area, it could be a result of a muscle problem or even a pinched nerve. Based on the situation you were in when it happened, that is always possible. Both of those acute conditions can be very painful. Sometimes the only way to get relief from those is Rest, Heat, perhaps Physical Therapy and perhaps medication. But that is something only your doctor can tell you. Your doctor didnt seem to be overly concerned by telling you to wait a month. That is not unrealistic. But still during that time, I hope your doctor give you some tips as to what NOT to do and what is OK to do.
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