l4,l5 vertebrae fracture?

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l4,l5 vertebrae fracture?

3 weeks ago I was squatting a pretty heavy weight (465 pounds 15 times), I've been weight training for 6 years and I know that there was no problems with my form, when I was done I had a little pain in my lower back right in the center, by the time I got home an hour later I was in a 9 in pain, I have very good grounds for comparison as I've played games with a torn quad, torn knee ligaments, dislocated shoulder, labrum tears, one labrum tear all the way through, concussions, high ankle sprains, and a broken hand and had 2 major shoulder surgeries. The pain subsided some about 4 days later to where I am now in a constant 4 or 5, the pain is still sharp and still in the dead center of my spine. My pain spikes up when I sit down, that bothers it more than anything. I went to the dr. a couple days ago and got an x-ray, they said they didn't see anything so they gave it a diagnosis of a sprain. I don't at all think that that is the correct diagnosis because it wouldn't put me in that much pain, I don't see how you can sprain something with a straight up and down motion, and since the pain has subsided some turning my body doesn't bother it. The dr. was an absolute knockout so I was an idiot and flirted with her instead of asking these questions, and now I can't get an appointment for a couple weeks. I haven't had an MRI, but it seems highly unlikely to me that it is a disc issue because I've got people in my family with a myriad of disc problems and they say it always comes with shooting pains in your arms or legs which I don't have. I've known multiple guys who have gotten vertebrae fractures from squatting large weights and I know stress fractures don't show up on x-rays sometimes. I have a season coming up and we're going to be serious contenders to win a national championship so I'm desperate to find out what's wrong and when I can train again. If anyone can shed some light on this for me I'd greatly appreciate it, and if you need more info I'll be happy to give more.

Last seen: 6 months 6 days ago
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Joined: 12/20/2012 - 9:38pm
Ask for an MRI

I had terrible back pain for 6 month before I was sent for an MRI. Found out I had a broken disk fragment pinching off a nerve. It doesn't show up on an x-ray.
I wish you the best.

Multi-level fusion L4-s1 Nov 5th 2012
Disc surgery Aug 2002