I decided to take a bath tonight and used the down stairs tub. The bathroom has more mirrors thanks to my daughter and better lighting. I looked at my low back and was scared by the dark mottled color =looks like a large bruise light in the center and dark around the edges about the size of my palm- further into my hips is lighter dappled mottled spots- all the way into my butt.
I remembered a few months back that my hubby had said it appeared to be bruising right at L4/L5/S1. I asked the PT about it while I was going when he was giving me an ultra sound massage- he didn't think I had anything there to worry about.......
Could this be from my heatitng pad? I do use it a few times a day for releif but I never burn my skin.
Should I be worried? The center is painful to touch- but only if I press with some force.