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pb12 07-05-2021 07:07 PM

Discomfort in my lower spine
 
I noticed there's discomfort in my spine when i arch my back. The feeling isn't sharp or painful but it would suggest something isn't right.

If i press my finger on my spine in that area it feels bruised, but there is no physical bruising on the skin.

The area of my spine where i feel this discomfort is approximately 75% down from the bottom of my neck.

This isn't causing me any trouble or pain with my daily life but i notice it when i'm in the gym.

I've applied an ice pack tonight and will continue to do that but wanted to see if anyone had advice or a suggestion as to what could be the cause.

Titchou 07-06-2021 04:43 AM

Re: Discomfort in my lower spine
 
Possibly a bulging disc or arthritis. I'd get an x ray of that area to see what is going on.

RichardEdwin 07-06-2021 09:16 AM

Re: Discomfort in my lower spine
 
Adopting a very hunched sitting position when using computers can result in increased back and shoulder problems over time.

pb12 07-06-2021 01:16 PM

Re: Discomfort in my lower spine
 
[QUOTE=Titchou;5511852]Possibly a bulging disc or arthritis. I'd get an x ray of that area to see what is going on.[/QUOTE]

I was thinking it might be a herniated disc, i lift weights and last week was back squats. A guess could be over exaggerating that lumbar arch when stepping out of the squat with the barbell across my back? (just a guess of course)

Would you suggest i see an orthopedic surgeon or just a sports spinal therapist?

Titchou 07-06-2021 03:49 PM

Re: Discomfort in my lower spine
 
Sports med doc if there is one around.

pb12 07-07-2021 06:25 PM

Re: Discomfort in my lower spine
 
im now convinced it is the facets and not a slipped disc. the pain is only when i really arch my back.


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