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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Painful Lump On Back Muscle

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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.

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

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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


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What causes back muscle stiffness an a feeling of off balance?

What causes back muscle stiffness an a feeling of off balance?

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

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Does a back muscle imbalance cause scoliosis?

Does a back muscle imbalance cause scoliosis?

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

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Will a back muscle imbalance cause scoliosis?

Will a back muscle imbalance cause scoliosis?

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

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What disease causes neck and back muscle rigidity?

What disease causes neck and back muscle rigidity?

Muscle spasm: 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
describes.
The symptoms can be helped with moist
heat, muscle relaxants and physical
therapy modalities. ...Read more

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Can a pulled left sided back muscle cause your skin to feel numb?

Can a pulled left sided back muscle cause your skin to feel numb?

Numbness: Yes, any thing that causes swelling can cause numbness of the skin below due to circulation compromise and pressure of the nerves going through the area. ...Read more

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I strained my upper back muscle by workout more than a month ago, rested for 3 weeks but there is still a small painful knot there, how to fix it?

Back pain: In a young person is usually of musculoskeletal origin. You may try to return to exercise and avoid painful activities. If the pain still doesn't resolve you may want to seek medical attention for some manual therapy from an osteopathic physician, physical therapist, etc. ...Read more

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Acute lower back muscle spasms on either side of spine. Causes and cure needed pl.

SpaSm: Relative over or different use of back dehydration, cures: massage time, and patients 6 weeks of time on average to 80% better followed by recurrent shorter less, severe episodes is normal course. ...Read more

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I have been having painful mid back muscle spasms. I think? It just came on out of the blue two days ago. I'm not really active so what is this?

I have been having painful mid back muscle spasms. I think? It just came on out of the blue two days ago. I'm not really active so what is this?

Non specific symptom: Just to illustate the range of causes abnormal posture can be a cause--scolisis, back sprain, internal organs like kidney and pancreas can cause lbp and cause you to spasm your muscle as a protective reflex - simple radiculitis from diabetes, shingles -then of course problems with disc--if persist need exam by doc. ...Read more

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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

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Can back/muscle issues cause shortness of breath? How about really bad posture?

Can back/muscle issues cause shortness of breath? How about really bad posture?

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

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What causes severe back muscle stiffness an disoriented, balance trouble, fatigue, weakness? Can barely move......

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

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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.

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.

Get examined: Most "lumps" a person finds are benign should be evaluated by a doc at least for piece of mind. Special tests like an MRI or ultimately a biopsy may be in order. They should at least be sized and have a follow exam as well. ...Read more

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I twisted awkwardly last night and had a cramp in my lower right back. Was hurting a bit today. I felt a lump in that area today. Not painful to touch. But I can move it around. Feels like a pulled muscle when I move. Should I be concerned about the lump?

Twisting back strain: 22 year old gentleman with pain after twisting motion in right lower back. Painless mobile lump found in lower back. It sounds like you have some lower back strain and you have also found a lump. I am not sure how large the lump you found is, however if it is soft and mobile, it may be a lipoma. If it is a hard mass, you should have it checked out. For the back strain, rest, ice/heat NSAIDs. ...Read more

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Can going to bed with wet hair cause back muscle pain?

Can going to bed with wet hair cause back muscle pain?

No.: No connection that is known between the back or wet hair. ...Read more

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Is there any difference between a lower back muscle pain and a pain caused by a kidney?

Is there any difference between a lower back muscle pain and a pain caused by a kidney?

Difficult sometimes: 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

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Can stress/anxiety cause upper back muscle pain?

Can stress/anxiety cause upper back muscle pain?

Sometimes: However, there are numerous other causes for the same pain. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Is it possible for acute bronchitis cause back muscle pains near the lung and chest?

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

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What types of stretches/exercises are good for relieving sciatica caused by a mild lower back muscle strain?

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

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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?

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

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Could acute bronchitis cause back muscle pain in lung and chest?

Yes.: But it could also be a sign of complications such as pneumonia, pleurisy, or pneumothorax. ...Read more

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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

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

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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 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

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I have painful lumps on my arms and legs lots of muscle spasms and muscular pain all the time. What causes this?

I have painful lumps on my arms and legs lots of muscle spasms and muscular pain all the time. What causes this?

Be seen: The lumps sounds like sebaceous cysts or fatty tumors, while the spasms could be many things. Be seen for an exam and diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is the best way to consistently strengthen a repeatedly strained back muscle?

Slow and steady.: Strengthening the back muscles is a fabulous thing to do! The stronger your back, the less likely to be strained. Backs are tough to strengthen & you need to see a physical therapist or a good trainer for a daily program. Take it slow! Warming up before you do any activity that involves greater use of your back muscles is crucial. No matter how strong your back is, not warming up, causes injuries ...Read more

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Back muscle stiffness?

Back muscle stiffness?

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

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What do middle back muscle spasms feel lie?

What do middle back muscle spasms feel lie?

Pain: Pain, tightness, cramping; inability to straighten up all describe symptoms from muscle spasms. ...Read more

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Ways to help my injured back muscle to heal?

Ways to help my injured back muscle to heal?

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

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Is it harder to gain back muscle after atrophy?

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

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How can I tell if I injured a back muscle or my spine?

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

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Can you fully recover from a bad lower back muscle injury?

Can you fully recover from a bad lower back muscle injury?

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
symptoms.
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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What are some quick healing tips for a pulled lower back muscle?

Rest, ice, NSAIDs: Muscle strain is managed by resting the affecting muscle and avoiding movements that exacerbate the pain. You can also use ice application for the first two days, elastic wraps, and nsaids, like advil or aleve, (naproxen) supplemented with acetaminophen. ...Read more

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Sharp fast pain on the left side of my back muscle. And it usually shoots pain up and down the same area. It doesn't feel like a pulled muscle.

Sharp pain: Sharp, shooting and radiating pain like that may occur with a pinched nerve. To localize the problem, consult an orthopedic surgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more