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Hey all. About 1.5 weeks ago I hurt my back, although I felt no pain until the next morning. I was lifting weights, and I think what happened is during a shoulder press I leaned too far back. I have a pain in my upper lumbar/lower thoracic (can't tell) region. It is 100% pain free until I either hyperextend my back fully or round it fully.

When I hyperextend my back, I feel a bruise like pain, similar to when I bruised my tailbone up (although not nearly as painful). I have the bruise feeling when I press on the disc as well. I cannot tell if it is a disc or muscular injury. It hasn't gotten much better over the time I've had it.

The pain isn't bad at all, I can still lift normally (but I'm taking it light just incase), but I'm scared it's a disc injury. I have no numbness/tingles/any nerve related symptoms. Just wondering if this sounds like a muscle strain of some sort, I don't want to mess with my back!

If I had a disc injury, would I know?


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