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Hello,I was lying myself onto my bed last night when I

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Hello, I was lying myself onto my bed last night when I bent my back awkwardly; I bent forward (downward) and to the right at the same time. I have a little bit of soreness in the middle of my back (opposite of my solar plexus), but am otherwise fine. A) Should I see a doctor? B) Is this just an issue (sprain or other) with the muscles/tendons or does this have anything to do with the spinal cord?


Information:  I am a 24-year-old male, not overweight or with other health issues

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if you are still able to walk and feel your feet, most likely you have not injured your spinal cord.

it sounds like you most likely pulled or sprained a paraspinal back muscle. you can try to ice the area or use a heating pad to relax the muscle to see if that helps the pain.

it doesn't sound like you injured your spinal cord

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