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Acute lower back pain, sensitivity to touch

Hi everyone,

I recently had a fall down some stairs and injured my back. For 2-3 days I was unable to get out of bed due to sharp pain across most of the lower back. Since then (1.5 weeks ago), the pain across most of the back has gone and I can walk around the house and short distances.

However, one point is still giving me lots of trouble. On the lower back on the outer side, near where it meets the pelvic bone. The entire skin in this area is very sensitive to touch (but doesnt hurt when touched). When I try to walk around it sometimes will start very sharp pain and I can barely walk. Applying pressure to this point help alleviate the pain. Lieing down makes the pain go away. There is no bruising, swelling, or visible signs of injury.

The weird thing is this is not always the case. Every second day I can walk around almost as if there is nothing wrong, just minor discomfort. But then every other day I cant make it more than 10-15 metres.

Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
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