A 33-year-old female asked:
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51 yr old aunt woke with sore back. says one side of her back appears swollen. what could be the cause? what can she try to treat it?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
It most likely is a : Muscle in spasm similar to flexing or contracting your muscle in your arm like popeye so it appears large or even swollen. She even may have a scoliosis in her back that she is now noticing a "bump" or deformity since her back is hurting her attracting her attention to it. She may even have a spasmodic scoliosis.
Answered on May 8, 2019
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