Compressed vertebra

I lifted a heavy box about a week ago.

Didn't hurt at the time. Next day I was in a lot of pain, since then it's a kind of dull pain in the lower back area. If I sit in the same position for a while then get up I get a shooting pain in the back and reduced mobility.

Met a friend who is training to be a doctor and he said it sounded like a compressed vertebra and it would get better by itself and I need just to take painkillers.

any advice?

thanks

J

Posted By Julian on December 23, 2009 at 05:23:06:

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Indications: knee strains or sprains, chondromalacia, Osgood Schlatter's Disease (adolescent knee syndrome), swelling and edema of the knee, ligament instability, knee instability, recurrent knee pain, arthritis, degenerative joint disease.

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