A 54-year-old female asked:
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i have swelling at base of spine. i did not fall. came on fast - overnight.

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Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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 it is something in the area. A bursa is a structure that can be inflamed and swollen in the area, an abcess can also cause atraumatic swelling. I would encourage you to be checked. Thank you for the question.
Answered on Mar 18, 2013
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