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A 32-year-old male asked:

After lifting heavy object i can touch a bulb in my mid-back. it is not painful, but i feel certain discomfort. is it dangerous? what should i do?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Nonspecific: Your symptoms are nondiagnostic but a muscle strain is likely and should improve after resting your back from further strain for a week or so. The bulb you feel is unclear but may be a spinous prominence of a vertebra.

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Last updated Nov 19, 2015

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