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Swelling at top of spine

A female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Family Medicine 48 years experience
Exam: I suggest the use of OTC Advil or Aleve (naproxen) if you are not allergic to these medicines. I strongly recommend OTC BioFreeze to relieve muscular ... Read More

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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
See doctor: If there is no trauma or insect bite, you need to ask your doctor to take a look at it since the area involved is sizable.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Swelling at spine: Consider thoracic or lumbar strain and sprain as most likely cause.
Dr. Robert Henderson
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 48 years experience
Muscle Spasms: Need to determine cause of spasms: disc, facets, soft tissue injury, etc..
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Hard to say: It is hard to say, there are many potential causes. It is unusual to have a spine related complaint in and of itself, so it is a little more likely i... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bikash Bose
Neurosurgery 46 years experience
No: I am not sure what kind of swelling you are talking about . But if it's outside the spine and the bony spine is intact then the answer is no.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Back pain: Rest, ice, nsaids, purified omega, pt/modalities/laser/tens, massage, yoga, pilates. See orthopedic or spine doc if having radicular pain.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parin Winter
A US doctor answeredLearn more
This is most likely a cyst. It can hurt if it was infected & it sounds like you have no pain. The fact that it is shrinking is good news &sugg... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 50 years experience
Possible Pilonidal : A pilonidal cyst occurs at the bottom of the tailbone (coccyx) and can become infected and filled with pus.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Hard to say: There are conditions of the spine such as degenerative disc disease that sometimes cause pain with immobility, such as when a patient is sleeping at n... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
multiple: The treatment of chronic thoracic pain can range from the conservative, to the much more aggressive. Conservative options, which presumably yo have d... Read More
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