Top
10
Doctor insights on: Causes Of Swelling In Back Of The Neck

Share
1

1
What causes swelling, lump on back of neck near spine?

What causes swelling, lump on back of neck near spine?

Many things: Could be taut muscle band or muscle spasm called a tender point or a trigger point. This could also be a tender lymph node, especially if you were recently sick. Other things could be a boil or a lipoma. If it is bothering you and does not resolve, see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
1,498 doctors shared insights

Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


3

3
Back of left side of neck to my shoulder blade with pain and swelling. What could be the cause?

Back of left side of neck to my shoulder blade with pain and swelling. What could be the cause?

Did you : Injure it? Are you left handed? Do you carry your purse on that shoulder? It sounds like some kind of spasm that is causing the swelling and pain. Have you tried ice or heat or Ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen)? ...Read more

4

4
I have a itchy rash on my neck and head and the back the back of my neck has some swelling. What may be the cause.?

I have a itchy rash on my neck and head and the back the back of my neck has some swelling. What may be the cause.?

Needs to be checked: It needs to be evaluated as the rash is there can be few causes of this.Have you used any cream or ointment.See your doctor or a dermatologist it could be a bug bites, skin infection like impetigo, sometimes the bug bites get infected as well. ...Read more

7

7
I have a swelling of some sort on my back right below the base of the neck.it doesn't hurt but is very noticeable. The back of my neck hurts.

Lymph node: A proper history and exam can give more information but lymph nodes can be painful and present on the neck. Lipomas or cysts can also erupt there. Please get checked ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
Wat if the edemas in the back of your neck it all ways hurts and swelling never goes away?

Wat if the edemas in the back of your neck it all ways hurts and swelling never goes away?

Not to worry: I asssume you mean the muscle spasm in your neck.If the spasm continues to be present , you will continue to have pain, at first pain may be durable, but with time it will get worse, headache may present that you will have to a doctor for evaluation and medication. ...Read more

10

10
Hi.. I have a soft tissue swelling on the back of my neck with a lump. My neck is also a bit stiff. What could be causing this?

Hi.. I have a soft tissue swelling on the back of my neck with a lump.  My neck is also a bit stiff. What could be causing this?

Exam needed: A physician would have to examine your neck and palpate the lump in order to make a diagnosis. The neck stiffness may or may not be related. Occasionally soft tissue accumulates at the base of the neck causing a "dowager's hump" which can be seen in certain endocrine disorders like Cushing's syndrome or corticosteroid use ...Read more