Lower back pain

Question:

I was in an auto accident, t-boned on the passengers side and slammed into a utility pole on the drivers side. I was the driver. I had lot of burning and prickling pain after the accident. It's been 4 months since the accident and I have lower back pain and I sometimes feel some pain in my right armpit. When I lay on my back with my knees bent I feel some pain in my lower spine. not with my fingers but just from laying on my back. What does this mean. I had a ct scan the night of the accident and it didn't show anything. One month later I had an x-ray taken and it showed that I had a fractured rib (#9 ). I'm thinking I was too swollen the night of the accident for the ct scan to show anything.

Answer:
A CT scan may not have picked up the cause of your current pain. Unfortunately there are a number of potential causes. It's very possible that the lower back and the arm pit region pain are two separate issues. I would recommend seeking help from an orthopedic doctor to get an accurate diagnosis. An MRI might be warranted. In the mean time, you do want to be as active as possible. Utilize ice in the regions of pain to help improve symptoms.

Good Luck.

JTrempe PT, ATC

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Jun 13, 2018
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by: Devbabbar

Lower back pain is very common problem. Now a day's even childern's have also a back problem.Reason of back problem is fast food, body posture,continuously sitting etc. You can eat healthy food and take proper diet. You can add in your diet turmeric milk. Turmeric appears to have a powerful ability to reduce inflammation in the body. This anti-inflammatory action is thought to be due to an active ingredient in the spice called curcumin which blocks inflammatory pathways which trigger swelling and pain.Turmeric milk is a good for health and pain relief. You can add turmeric milk in your daily diet.Ravya drinks introduce golden tea bags that is turmeric milk. You can buy from amazon. Its very fresh blend of Curcuma Longa, Piper Nigrum. Please add in your diet turmeric milk.
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Apr 27, 2018
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