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Is there a muscle that runs along the spine in the back that if it became tight wood appear swollen and cause pain in lower back wrapping around

Is there a muscle that runs along the spine in the back that if it became tight wood appear swollen and cause pain in lower back wrapping around

Para spinal muscles: Yes there are strong muscles called para spinal muscles. They include erector spinae their job is to keep your posture upright they can go into spasm and become roppy in case of back pain or sprain. ...Read more

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14 yr old has swollen glands on back of neck for over 6 months. What is cause? 14 yr old has swollen glands on back of neck for over 6 months. What is cause? One is really large about midway down back of neck on right side of spine and is approx. 2-3cm in

14 yr old has swollen glands on back of neck for over 6 months. What is cause? 14 yr old has swollen glands on back of neck for over 6 months. What is cause? One is really large about midway down back of neck on right side of spine and is approx. 2-3cm in

Probably benign: Enlarged nodes in a 14 year old are probably not serious, but if they are getting larger, they should be investigated. Measure them carefully and repeat in two or three weeks. If they've not changed in six months, they are probably nothing. ...Read more

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What could cause my 15 year old daughter to have swollen glands, low blood count, spine pain, exhaustion and high calcium levels?

What could cause my 15 year old daughter to have swollen glands, low blood count, spine pain, exhaustion and high calcium levels?

Lots of things: You also list a ruptured esophagus. Is this your daughter also? If so, how did that happen? At the top of my list is a parathyroid adenoma (high calcium, fatigue, bone pain); most teens have some palpable lymph nodes and many teenaged girls are a bit anemic. It's a mistake to ask for interpretation of labs apart from clinical information ; actual values. Insist her physician explain. ...Read more

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Would an infected tonsil or a stone cause a pain in the back of the neck and sore swellen, achy upper spine? And tight muscles in the upper back?

Would an infected tonsil or a stone cause a pain in the back of the neck and sore swellen, achy upper spine? And tight muscles in the upper back?

Not usually: Infected tonsil (s) is usually associated with throat pain, fever, difficulty/pain swallowing, and perhaps ear pain. Please make an appointment to see your doctor to find why you are experiencing the symptoms you described. ...Read more

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14 year old with swollen spine. Should I be worried?

14 year old with swollen spine. Should I be worried?

See your doctor: There is no such thing as swollen spine. Hence I recommend he/she get evaluated by his/her pediatrician to ensure there are no issues to worry about. ...Read more

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Midway down my back (between shoulder blades), my spine is swollen. Not discolored, nor painful, just much larger than the rest of spine. What is it?

Midway down my back (between shoulder blades), my spine is swollen. Not discolored, nor painful, just much larger than the rest of spine. What is it?

Let me explain: If it is in the midline area it could be a small lipoma, if on either side of the spine it could be from scoliosis (curvatures of the spine)?
Good luck. ...Read more

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Help! I hurt bad! My left side and around to the back about to the spine I guess is swollen and very sore what is this and what should I do?

Help! I hurt bad! My left side and around to the back about to the spine I guess is swollen and very sore what is this and what should I do?

Intolerable Pain: The very reason the emergency room exists is to save lives and to treat unexplained intolerable pain. If there is no explanation for your pain and it is intolerable I think that is when you go to the er. ...Read more

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My both sides of the spine were bit swollen. When I stand for a long I feel pain. I did a serum creatinine it was 0.9mg\dl should I be worried?

My both sides of the spine were bit swollen. When I stand for a long I feel pain. I did a serum creatinine it was 0.9mg\dl should I be worried?

No: The Creatinine has no bearing on your back ache. Your's is a normal value. It is not uncommon to have a back ache after prolonged standing. I would see a doctor about the swelling to be sure there is nothing there. ...Read more

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I have stabbing neck pain close to the spine and it's swollen. What could it be?

I have stabbing neck pain close to the spine and it's swollen. What could it be?

Evaluate Neck: If you are not improving have your doctor order a cervical spine mri. Many times a herniated disc in the neck can cause arm pain especially if you have not improved with the medications and physical therapy. If it is a herniated disc you may need evaluation from a spine specialist to determine what other options might be needed (injections, surgery, etc) to help reduce pain. ...Read more

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I am getting an MRI on Monday of my spine, the left side of my back is always swollen, numb on the outside, but hurts inside. Any ideas?

I am getting an MRI on Monday of my spine, the left side of my back is always swollen, numb on the outside, but hurts inside. Any ideas?

Muscle and nerve issue: The MRI will show the status of the muscles, spine, and nerves. What you're describing is due to irritation and inflammation of several of those structures. Could be due to a bad disc, poor posture, injury, or a variety of other mechanical factors. The results of the MRI will guide recommendations for your condition, which could include medications, physical therapy, self-directed exercise program. ...Read more

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I was in a car accident & my MRI results was a herniated dish in my up neck & a swollen in my lower neck rubbing against my spine any self care tips?

I was in a car accident & my MRI results was a herniated dish in my up neck & a swollen in my lower neck rubbing against my spine any self care tips?

There R no self care: Tips on disk disease of the spine @ any level after trauma. B eval by a spine surgeon & follow the advice U R given. If U mean just things 2 avoid, auto accidents, contact sports, snowmobile, 4 wheelers, toboggans & the list is long. Ur spine surgeon will know how damaged the disks R, & will advise U. @ Ur age U have a long life ahead of U, so B careful. ...Read more

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I am a 27 year old healthy female but a few days ago, I noticed a little swollen lymph node on the back of my neck. It sits fairly close to my spine, right below my hair line. Its a little tender to touch but not too bad and it move around. Its definitely

I am a 27 year old healthy female but a few days ago, I noticed a little swollen lymph node on the back of my neck. It sits fairly close to my spine, right below my hair line. Its a little tender to touch but not too bad and it move around. Its definitely

Sounds ok: The back of the neck would be an unusual place to find a lymph node. Depending on depth, it's possible that what you're feeling is a part of your paraspinal musculature and may be tender due to a "knot" or local muscle spasm. If a lymph node though, nodes ...Read more

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I have a large bump on the top of my spine below my neck. It is very hard. Is it worrisome? I also have 3 swollen lymph nodes I'm getting a biopsy on.

I have a large bump on the top of my spine below my neck. It is very hard. Is it worrisome? I also have 3 swollen lymph nodes I'm getting a biopsy on.

Hard bumps: A hard bump in the skin at your age is most likely benign, perhaps an inclusion cyst, or an osteoma cutis. If the lymph nodes are related to the lump, they could also be reacting to an inflammatory process, though that might be more painful than hard. Have the doctor look at the skin bump when they evaluate the lymph nodes. ...Read more

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Hiya I'm a 25 year old female I found a lump not to far from my spine doctor said it was a swollen lymph node but it's getting bigger please help?

Hiya I'm a 25 year old female I found a lump not to far from my spine doctor said it was a swollen lymph node but it's getting bigger please help?

Lymph Nodes: There are no lymph nodes that are palbable next to the spine except in the neck. In any even growing masses require evalaution with a biopsy or surgical excision to obtain a frim diagnosis.. It sounds like this may have been confused with a lipoma? ...Read more

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Lower back pain. Towards the middle on top of spine. Swollen. Pain when walking/standing/sitting for long. I hit my back with a table 4 mths ago.?

Lower back pain. Towards the middle on top of spine. Swollen. Pain when walking/standing/sitting for long. I hit my back with a table 4 mths ago.?

Evaluation: I would recommend an evaluation with a spine specialist. You at least need X-rays to see if you sustained a bony injury to the posterior spinal anatomy from the injury. Considering the injury was >4 months ago, you may need a MRI or CT evaluation. In most cases, physical therapy and NSAID medication is what typically should help alleviate much of the current symptoms. ...Read more

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Lumbar pain near spine. Swollen. Buttocks pain. Pain when walking/sitting for long. Sometimes hip locks. Its been 4 months now. What can it be?

Good exam: Sacroilitis and Piriformis syndrome are causes for radiating pain to the hip/buttock but at the end of the day, you will need a doctor experienced with low back pain to do proper musculoskeletal exam to pinpoint the area. ...Read more

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Swollen bump the size of a marble between the right spine of scapula and the clavicle, not tender and is kinda hard? Is it cancer? What is it pls help

Swollen bump the size of a marble between the right spine of scapula and the clavicle, not tender and is kinda hard? Is it cancer? What is it pls help

Let me try to help: There is no way for me to till is not cancerous, but most likely not. Observe it for while and see the size and check it with family Doctor. ...Read more

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Hello I did lot of blood test and spine MRI neuro I have diagnosed withpots but I have many cfs symtomps swollen lymph aches bad sleep forget tired?

Hello I did lot of blood test and spine MRI neuro I have diagnosed withpots but I have many cfs symtomps swollen lymph aches bad sleep forget tired?

POTS: Postural orthostatic syndrome has many features similar to cfs, but in pots there is increase in heart rate from the supine to the upright position of more than 30 beats per minute or heart rate greater than 120 bpm. However, the two may coexist, & treating pots improves cfs symptoms. ...Read more

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Pain in both sides of face along sinus an jaw and ears and back of head with feeling of swollen full spine dizziness bad pain episodes every 2 month?

The question is -: Have you had a thorough evaluation of this problem. A medical assessment is the place to start. Take care. ...Read more

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Severe lower and mid spine pain and severe pulsing migraine on rear right side of head. Feels as its the brain swollen and pulsing.?

Severe lower and mid spine pain and severe pulsing migraine on rear right side of head. Feels as its the brain swollen and pulsing.?

Mirgraines, Disc dz: This is a complex case as you are very young and there may be more than one diagnosis is going on. These could be part of occipital neuralgia, polymyalgia rheumatica or degenerative disc disease with radiculopathy. Likewise the migraine complex may not be set off by cervical or spine disease. Therefore please see a Neurologist for a complete evaluation and keep us posted. ...Read more

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Symptoms: swollen lymph nodes for 2+years, spots on spine (mri), sudden weight loss, severe pain starts from back no doctors here know what it is?

Symptoms: swollen lymph nodes for 2+years, spots on spine (mri), sudden weight loss, severe pain starts from back no doctors here know what it is?

We need more informa: There is no way we can tell you what is wrong with you without a comprehensive history and physical examination, and review of all the reports including comprehensive blood test and reports of all the imaging including xrays, cat scans, mris done and if that is not conclusive you may need more tests to find out what your diagnosis is and what treatment you may need. Apparently you have a undiagnosed c. ...Read more

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Nerve damage lower spine and right leg.18 yr on oxycontin, gabapentin, nortryptan, 5 weeks ago diagnosed with diabeties type1, have severe swollen feet?

Nerve damage lower spine and right leg.18 yr on oxycontin, gabapentin, nortryptan, 5 weeks ago diagnosed with diabeties type1, have severe swollen feet?

Many reasons:: This could be due to the renal issues and dm certainly aggravates it.
Also, the self-destruction of the bones in the foot may happen with diabetic neuropathy and or loss of sensation. In the feet. ...Read more

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Cactus spine remvd from hand 3 days ago, tetanus shot & septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds 2x.Finger is now swollen, painful& ibu not helping w/ pain or swelling. Age 41 female?

Cactus spine remvd from hand 3 days ago, tetanus shot & septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds 2x.Finger is now swollen, painful& ibu not helping w/ pain or swelling. Age 41 female?

If this is change in: Status of finger then it needs to be rechecked. Swelling, redness, heat, increased tenderness, purulent drainage or red streaks are all signs that infection may have set in. Take care. ...Read more