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How old are you?
Are you having bruising elsewhere?
Did this bruising just start, or did it start with the lower back pain three months ago?
Do you have pain that radiates down the legs?
I am 37.
There is no other bruising.
The bruising just started about three days ago.
Prior to massage the pain was radiating down the legs. It has lessened now. The massage therapist worked on my back, gluts and legs. The legs and gluts feel well now, but the back feels worse than ever. The last massage appointment was 10 days ago.
The massage was not aggressive, as the therapist knew I was in a great deal of pain. She worked very diligently.
I only took asprin last night, with a great deal of water. It was difficult to stay on my left side to sleep, but it did aleviate some of the pain when I awoke this morning.
My earlier questions were sent just after my shower this morning: not certain if it will make a difference but the bruising was first seen on Friday, it remained significant yeaterday and today, however, I just noticed that after my shower it has faded to the point that it is barely recognizable. I did let hot water hit my back for about ten minutes straight in the shower. Does this make a difference to your answer?
No, the fact that it has improved (which bruises would be expected to do with time) means again that it was likely an insignificant bruise, that is on it's way to healing.
The more important issue is the continuing severe back pain, so having that issue evaluated by your doctor is still best.