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Causes Of Lump On Back Muscle
Found lump under skin in rip cage 8 mo. Ago now cluster of 3. Pain free for 5 months till pulled left side and back muscle. Lumps seem agitated now.
Lipoma: Most commonly lipoma, benign fatty tumor, are seen under the skin of the rib cage/abdomen. They are mobile, well demarcated with the overlying skin being intact. May get painful, though. ...Read more
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
Achilles equinis: Sometimes your achilles tendon can be too tight ( equinis ) which can make your muscles stiffness and can cause you to feel off balance. There is also other causes of muscle stiffness. See your physician for a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Sometimes: There are many reasons for scoliosis. It is unknown whether muscle imbalance is part of the reason for scoliosis with most adolescents. Muscle imbalance can however cause scoliosis in cases involving cerebral palsy, myelomeningocele, tumors, etc. Scoliois can also be due to arthritis and idiopathic (meaning we are unsure of the exact cause). ...Read more
Possibly: Muscle imbalances can indeed cause scoliosis, but more likely to occur in the setting of a neuromuscular disease (muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, quadriplegia or paraplegia from spinal cord injury, stroke in a young person, multiple sclerosis with paralysis, etc). Existing scoliosis can worsen with certain postures & muscle imbalances. It should be monitored for worsening. ...Read more
Typically if muscles in the cervical and lumbar
regions are injured they will go into spasm
to protect themselves from further injury
this will create the rigidity that the writer
The symptoms can be helped with moist
heat, muscle relaxants and physical
therapy modalities. ...Read more
If I strain my back muscle on my left side could this affect my right side? Like the right becomes tighter or is this cause by something else?
Depends: This depends on where and how you strained your Left side of your back, and how much pain and muscle spasm you have with the injury. Heat, tens stimulation, massage, rest, and if severe, muscle relaxants and anxiolytics can help the recovery. Make sure you see a sports med ortho doc, rehab doc, chiropractor, PT/OT, acupuncturist, or whatever combination you think will help the most... ...Read more
Posture...not really: Bad posture should not cause shortness of breath. Even scoliosis does not have a significant impact on pulmonary function until a curve reaches around 50 degrees. If the back pain was related to a rib problem such as a fracture or costochondritis, then perhaps the pain itself could limit normal inspiration/expiration. Further evaluation and a physical exam by your physician would be helpful. ...Read more
What causes severe back muscle stiffness an disoriented, balance trouble , fatigue, weakness? can barely move......
Need full work up: Your symptoms are troublesome. I would see your PCP for full eval. Need to get full work up to find correct diagnosis. ...Read more
Should a hard lump on inner side of calf muscle be cause for concern? Lump is small. Recently had a similar hard lump on back of neck. 33 yr old male.
No.: No connection that is known between the back or wet hair. ...Read more
The kidneys are in the upper outer part of the "low back"; called the "flank". This area is consider the low back by many patients so it can be confusing. More midline to the spine is where the lumbar muscles live.
For the most part, kidney pain shouldn't change at all with different positions, so bending forward and back shouldn't hurt the kidneys, but may cause muscle pain. ...Read more
If excessive cough: I would say that if you are coughing alot, then you could cause back and chest pain. When you cough for extended periods of time, the respiratiory muscles that are used in respiration are involved in the cough reflex. Bronchitis, is caused by inflamation of the bronchi and sometime virsus. You may have bronchospasm and excess mucus. A postbronchitis syndrome can produce cough that last months. ...Read more
What types of stretches/exercises are good for relieving sciatica caused by a mild lower back muscle strain?
Core Exercises: Typically core strengthening exercises are the best to help relieve pressure and forces in the spine. I would try and google some or look them up on youtube to see descriptions. If you can do them yourself, wonderful otherwise ask your doctor to get a referral to a good physical therapist for further assistance. ...Read more
Went to ER for kidney pains, just a minor uti, kidneys working 100%, no stone.What could cause that pain then in my back?Muscle, nerve?
Pyelonephritis : My guess is that your back pain is due to kidney infection (pyelonephritis) is a specific type of urinary tract infection (UTI) that my begins in your urethra or bladder and travels up into your kidneys.. If not treated properly, a kidney infection can permanently damage your kidneys or the bacteria can spread to your bloodstream and cause a life-threatening infection. ...Read more
My heart rate is over 100 BPM and back muscle are aching IV had a cough for a while now but easing off not sure if I have the flu cause no temp
Does sound like flu: Take your temperature after 4 pm (when fever shows itself). Use an ear or temple device or, if you use an oral thermometer, be sure not to eat or drink for 30 minutes beforehand. It's possible that you had a fever a week ago and that you're on the tail-end of this illness when fever has resolved. ...Read more
Upper back pain on left side that also causes left arm pain above elbow. I fell 7 months ago and primary doc says muscle. Can my back muscle hurt this long? I can not do physical activities bc of pain
Upper back pain: If the pain has been ongoing for the past seven months and persists despite physical therapy then it is likely not a pulled muscle. Pain that limits physical activities warrants imaging of the cervical and thoracic spine. See a spine specialist to find the cause and to develop a treatment plan. ...Read more
Lower back pain, aching muscles and neck pain. Fatigue. Lump left lower back Causes pain when pressed. Constant ache and pain.
Need to examine:
It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor, especially about the lump, and discuss if you may be depressed. Counter-intuitive as it may seem, exercise may help. Start with low intensity exercise such as walking and gradually increase the intensity at tolerated.
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Stretch!: If stiffness is due to muscle tightness/imbalance a good stretching program can be helpful. Be mindful of your posture in both sitting and standing. It could also be due to arthritic changes in the back. If associated with pain, persistent stiffness, do see your doctor. A physical therapist can be helpful in designing a stretching program once you have an appropriate diagnosis. ...Read more
Rest is key:
For back problems , the key is to allow the
injury to heal. If one keeps performing the
exacerbating activity, there is no reason
for the injury to heal
the symptoms can be helped with nsaid,
muscle relaxants and physical therapy.
Unfortunately, time is the key for almost
any injury to heal which is what athletes
don't want to hear. ...Read more
Depends: Muscles atrophy for different reasons. If the atrophy is from say being in a cast for 3 months, the muscles should come back fine with exercise and just routine daily activities like walking if it is a leg muscle. If the muscle has atrophied because of a nerve injury or an injury to the brain or spinal cord, the recovery of this muscle is much more sketchy; it may not recover. ...Read more
It hurts: If you have a sufficient mechanism to have pulled a muscle in the back and you feel a muscular pain the resolves after several days, then you could certainly have had a "lumbar strain". If it does not resolve after 7-10 days, it may be something more. Thank you for your question. ...Read more
Rest, ice, nsaids:
In general you will need to rest and take it easy until the symptoms resolve. Depending
on the severity of the injury you might need a few days of rest, or a combination of rest, ice
nsaids and physical therapy to alleviate your
While the severity of lower back injuries varies greatly you must pay attention to your
symptoms and return to activities gradually to
prevent reinjury. ...Read more
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