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A 28-year-old female asked:

Small painful lumps on lower back close to the spine, hurts to walk and feel legs a bit heavy?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
Lumps probably not : Related but feel painful as most likely little fat tumors that are common and known as lipomas that when pressed down on put pressure on underlying muscles that are sore. Pain with walking and heaviness in legs suggest a symptom pattern known as claudication that may be vascular or spinal in origin. This whould be evaluated by your doctor for a diagnosis and treatment recommendation.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Eval: These lesions would likely need to be examined and more history obtained to be able to provide you with useful input about the diagnosis or possible treatment.

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Last updated Jun 19, 2020

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