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My lower spine is tender to touch. What could cause this?

My lower spine is tender to touch. What could cause this?

Difficult to tell: For sure, but it could be pilonidal cyst abscess. Show it to your doctor, because sometimes it requires antibiotics or even surgical drainage. ...Read more

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I have a sore lump on my spine. I just felt a small bulge this am and now it's a little bigger already. Sore to the touch. I didn't hit it on anything?

I have a sore lump on my spine. I just felt a small bulge this am and now it's a little bigger already. Sore to the touch. I didn't hit it on anything?

See Your Doctor: A "bump" which is sore and getting bigger needs to be evaluated. It is most likley a skin infection but the fact that it is tender and getting bigger warrants evaluation. See your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I have the flu for the 2nd time in 2months, I'm 40 years old and never had the flu before. My lower spine is sore, is that a flulike symptom.

I have the flu for the 2nd time in 2months, I'm 40 years old and never had the flu before. My lower spine is sore, is that a flulike symptom.

See Doctor: Recurrent non specific flu like symptoms can be the sign of underlying problem. If can be sign of festering localized infection or pathology. See doctor. ...Read more

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My spine is sore to touch upper part of my back also painfull under left shoulder blade.

My spine is sore to touch upper part of my back also painfull under left shoulder blade.

Pain to touch: This is usually the sign of a bruise, spasm, or tendinitis. Pain to the touch is not likely nerve related. If the pain is between the spine and your shoulder blade, I would consider levator syndrome (muscle irritation) likely due to posture especially computer work. Rest, ice, nsaid's, and salonpas hot patches (capsacian patches) are good. Change your posture, monitor at eye level. ...Read more

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What may be the cause of thickness around the spine just below my neck. My neck is sore almost constantly but the swelling is not painful to touch?

What may be the cause of thickness around the spine just below my neck. My neck is sore almost constantly but the swelling is not painful to touch?

Your age is needed: When you say "thickness" around the spine I assume you are talking about the musculature in your neck. To answer your question it would be helpful to know your age and occupation and any other symptoms like loss of cervical motion, tingling in your arms. I would suggest that you consult with your family physician to ascertain the cause of this "thickness". ...Read more

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What does it mean if u have quarter size lumps right next to your spine they come n go but they are sore to touch n go up n down spine?

What does it mean if u have quarter size lumps right next to your spine they come n go but they are sore to touch n go up n down spine?

Tough question: I'm not sure what this is without examination, so see a local doctor when 1 of these lumps comes about. There was some postings recently about Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome & other rare auto-immune diseases causing something similar. However, EDS is rare, runs in families & u probably have something benign. But again, see a doctor during the active phase so approp tests can be ordered & u can b checked. ...Read more

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I have a hard lump like knot on the back of my neck. Maybe even on the spine. Had small knot there for years but never hurt. Sore to even touch now?

I have a hard lump like knot on the back of my neck. Maybe even on the spine. Had small knot there for years but never hurt. Sore to even touch now?

Infected cyst??: Sounds like you might have had a sebaceous cyst which got infected, hence it is harder and tender now. These are benign swellings in the skin occurring near a hair.
See your doc/surgeon about it for proper DX and treatment. ...Read more

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I fractured my t12 in 2012, ive had back problems from it, now all of a sudden my spine feels sore and tender to touch again, do you know what it is?

I fractured my t12 in 2012, ive had back problems from it, now all of a sudden my spine feels sore and tender to touch again, do you know what it is?

Compression or burst: Tenderness means muscular strain to me your muscles may be having trouble adapting to the new shape of your spine since t12 fracture just 10 degrees of added kyphosis can make there job much harder check with spine specialist to rule out progressive collapse and latent ligamentous damage a flexion extension lateral xray is all that's needed this far out from injury rule out unstable compression frx ...Read more

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I found that my lower back was sore today while standing then found unexplained bruising along my spine.

I found that my lower back was sore today while standing then found unexplained bruising along my spine.

Medical check up nee: You need to have a medical check up from your doctor. Bruising can be from trauma/injury but you will know if that is in the picture or not. Unexplained bruising indicates possible bleeding under the skin for which there has to be a cause. Your doctor can check/examine you to find the cause of bleeding which will require blood tests including CBC (Complete blood counts) and some special blood test ...Read more

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Have mild numbness and tingling randomly throughout my body. When I massage the base of my neck and my lower back, they feel sore. Spine issue?

Have mild numbness and tingling randomly throughout my body. When I massage the base of my neck and my lower back, they feel sore. Spine issue?

Probably muscular: The neck and low back are covered with small muscles. These get stretched and bruised with regular movement. Small nerves travel through these muscles to the arms and legs. Spasms of these muscles can pinch the nerves and cause numbness and tingling. The muscles will feel sore when you massage. A good medical evaluation would be appropriate. ...Read more

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Back of lower neck at spine feels bruised. Sore to look down or put neck all the way back. Almost feel like a bruise would be there. No injury.?

Back of lower neck at spine feels bruised. Sore to look down or put neck all the way back. Almost feel like a bruise would be there. No injury.?

Neck discomfort: In the absence of recent strain or other injury, lower neck tightness or aching can be due to underlying arthritis of vertebrae, poor posture, chronic tension, improper positional postures in bed, computer work, watching tv or inappropriate pillows, drafts from air conditioning or wind. Consider these causes and determine if any apply to you. ...Read more

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Small pea sized lump near middle back near spine. Touched it thinking it was a pimple now sore hard and red. Won't pop so not pimple?

Small pea sized lump near middle back near spine. Touched it thinking it was a pimple now sore hard and red. Won't pop so not pimple?

MIDDLE OF BACK LUMP: CANNOT SEE.
DO YOU STILL HAVE SHINGLES? IF SO, WHERE IS IT?
WHERE WAS IT?
YOU SHOULD SEE YOUR PCP OR A DERMATOLOGIST.
BEST LUCK. . . ...Read more