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Jan 17, 2015 10:49 PM

Has this ever happened to anyone out the? I have enough medical problems causing bad pain. But right below my mid back on my spine, I am sure it can be any where on some else as long as it's on the spine, that a black and blue mark just suddenly appears. I haven't had any accidents, haven't hit myself. Just out of nowhere, this pain came out and it felt like a bruise. And my wife said it was there over my spine. Nothing is tingling or anything. I thought maybe I could have broken one of those pieces of spine that stick out by themselves. My brother did that, but he is active. I have a lot of arthritis in my back but not rheumatoid. I also have some stenosis. I pretty much have arthritis on every X-ray I have had done. Well, if anything comes to mind, please let me know, if not, I will just leave it alone and let it heal.

Jan 17, 2015 11:13 PM

I've never heard of it but my suggestion is to call your family physician on Monday & ask about it. Better to overreact than under in this case.

Jan 18, 2015 9:22 AM

I agree with Deena, I would say that it could be facet extrusion (the stick out bits sticking out to far or coming off) but you should go to a physician asap

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