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A 40-year-old female asked:

l have a small bump on the side of my spine. not really painful. should i worry?

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Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Cannot say: without an exam, I can only give general information, but these are usually within the muscles on the side of the spine and represent muscle spasms.

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