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Disease or Condition — Muscle, Bone, and Connective Tissue Disorders:
nontraumatic back muscle hematoma

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A nontraumatic back muscle hematoma is a collection of blood that has pooled in the muscles of the back due to a tear in the muscle fibers. This type of hematoma is usually caused by a sudden, forceful movement or strain, such as lifting a heavy object or performing a strenuous exercise. Symptoms of a nontraumatic back muscle hematoma include pain, swelling, and tenderness in the affected area. Treatment typically involves rest, ice, compression, and elevation of the affected area. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to repair the damaged muscle fibers.

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