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Sports injury to lower back

I was injured playing rugby this weekend when a tackler led with their knee into my lower right back. I had to leave the field and have had substantial pain since, both on my spine where there is a welt, and in the soft tissue of my lower back. I get a burning sensation in my back and down into my butt when I lift my right leg while standing. Is this something I can wait out or should I definitely try to get to a doctor. It's been 2 days since the injury. Thanks!
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Hello!

Do no lift your legs as it is painful and also restrict yourself to movements which are painful while sleeping.

Apply ice packs and take pain killers. Wear an orthopedic belt if possible to restrict the movements at lower spine.

Get examined near an orthopedician for any muscle injury or injury to the lower spine, hip etc.

Take rest. Take care!
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