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When I bend over, the lower part of spine sticks out. Not the spine but there are two "muscles" along the spine that pop out? What is going on?

When I bend over, the lower part of spine sticks out. Not the spine but there are two "muscles" along the spine that pop out? What is going on?

Varies: There are a number of possibilities, I would not hesitate to be seen. Could represent normal paraspinal muscles or related to a variety of spinal deformities among other possible causes. A detailed exam would likely show the cause followed by appropriate radiologic studies. ...Read more

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My 13-month-old's spine in lower back sticks out a lot and is very prominent. Is this normal? He can walk while holding onto things only at this point

My 13-month-old's spine in lower back sticks out a lot and is very prominent. Is this normal? He can walk while holding onto things only at this point

Can be normal.: If he is almost walking, it's a good sign. Have him seen by peds, to ensure it s not a spine deformity, which is not common. Without an exan or an image I cannot determine that. I consult would help with healthtap. ...Read more

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I have like a dimple in my lower spine?

I have like a dimple in my lower spine?

Dimple: A dimple on the spine area is common considering how the body develops embryologically. If this is on the lower spine it could be a pylonidal cyst. Those can get infected and need treatment. Double check with your doctor. ...Read more

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What does changes to your lower spine mean?

Ambiguous: That is, unfortunately, one of the more ambiguous and out of context questions. I am sorry. Can you re-phrase the question with some context or specifics? ...Read more

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What should I do for pain in my lower spine?

What should I do for pain in my lower spine?

Time: If the pain has progressed beyond a few weeks then a visit to your pcp is needed. Time and modification of daily activity is the best first treatment. If still hurting after a few weeks then physical therapy, chiropractic care and massage can also help. Otc pain meds are usually adequate. If conservative care is not effective then imaging with a MRI scan could help identify a source. ...Read more

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Why do women have dimples on both sides of the lower spine?

Surface anatomy: The preceding answer suggested these are seen in thin people. These are part of the normal surface anatomy and one need not be thin, or female, although they are celebrated in art, usually in Rubenesque women. Google "sacral dimples of Venus" for some illustrative examples. ...Read more

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Can a dimple over your lower spine cause pain in other parts?

Can a dimple over your lower spine cause pain in other parts?

Check it out: Symptoms may include lesions, hairy patches, dimples, or fatty tumors on the lower back; it supposed to be investigated for possible problems. ...Read more

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My spine sticks out like crazy when I bend down u can see it. What is going on?

My spine sticks out like crazy when I bend down u can see it. What is going on?

If painful see PCP: There are a variety of reasons why this can be going on. You will need evaluation by a doctor to figure out the diagnosis. It could be either some type of scoliosis, or scheuermann's kyphosis, etc. Or just a normal spine. Nothing necessarily to be alarmed about if you are not having any pain. But having your concerns examined and evaluated will be recommended. ...Read more

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I have pain on the lower part of my spine when I push on it. Why? The lower part of my spine just hurts when you push on it.

I have pain on the lower part of my spine when I push on it. Why? The lower part of my spine just hurts when you push on it.

It means the muscle: Of the back are involved and tender to touch so look to stretch them out and work on core exercises as well as some cardio endurance training with a regular exercise routine to prevent any worsening of symptoms while staying trim and not smoking. ...Read more

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I have a curve in my spine and there's pain in the lower part of my back do you know what the curve would be it spasms alot also?

I have a curve in my spine and there's pain in the lower part of my back do you know what the curve would be it spasms alot also?

Many type of curves: There r many types of curves in the spine: lordosis (backwards), kyphosis (forwards), scoliosis (sidewards). Depending on what segment is affected & how, they can all cause pain. Spasms are more often muscular problems, & may not be related to spinal curvaturl. See your doctor for referral to a local spine specialist and physiatrist (rehab doc) for better evaluation. Surgery is prob not needed yet ...Read more

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Several times, when I'm in mood to evacuate, I feel a small pain that seems to be in the lower part of my spine. What could it be?

Several times, when I'm in mood to evacuate, I feel a small pain that seems to be in the lower part of my spine. What could it be?

Colon Spasm: Symptom possibly due to spasm in the colon due to efforts to expel gas or stool. A high fiber diet and adequate liquid intake are recommended. One of the fiber supplements may also be of benefit (benefiber, citrucel, metamucil, etc) for persistent symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can push ups damage my lower spine over time?

Can push ups damage my lower spine over time?

Probably not: Anything in excess can be deleterious...Get a check-up with your doc before and during exercise and diet programs. Use common sense....If it hurts...It is your body's way of telling you something...Get it checked-out. ...Read more

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What happen when ligament of lower spine tore?

What happen when ligament of lower spine tore?

Torn ligament?: Without a fairly significant injury, a truly torn ligament (a sprain) is fairly uncommon. It is also difficult to diagnose without an mri. Presuming you have a torn ligament, treatment is based on if there is a risk of instability. If a minor sprain, rest, ice, anti-inflammatories and time usually heals. More severe injuries occasionally require surgery--falls, auto accidents, etc. ...Read more

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Protruding lower spine "disk", should I be concerned?

Protruding lower spine "disk", should I be concerned?

No: No not concerned. It has been shown that 30 percent of people over 35 and 90 percent of people have at least one degenerative disc in the spine; so most patients will develop this at some point. ...Read more

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What can I do for pain in my lower spine / tailbone area?

What can I do for pain in my lower spine / tailbone area?

See your doctor: I would recommend that you see your orthopedic spinal specialist. Your specialist should be able to put you on the right track to get better. ...Read more

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To what extent are steriod shots in lower spine successful?

To what extent are steriod shots in lower spine successful?

ESI: Esi is indicated for arm pain or leg pain associated with a pinched nerve—whether disc herniation, bone spur, or spinal stenosis. Any of these problems usually respond well, at least temporarily, to esi. If you do not have an MRI to confirm, then there is less ability to predict success with this injection. Long term success is around 50-75% (meaning 1 year of relief). ...Read more

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Why is the lower back painful and I have crooked spine in the same area?

Degenerative scoli: Eccentric settliing of disc spacers with age combined with facet arthritis, can produce all of this plus stenosis causing leg pain rarely goes into progressive deformity. ...Read more

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Why does my lower back look bruced where my spine is? Its always been like that.

Why does my lower back look bruced where my spine is? Its always been like that.

Birthmark?: This may be vascular birthmark which waspresent at birth or de eloped when you were a.Child. If there no other symptoms it does not need treatment. There rarely can be deeper component. Show doc at nex regular visit for reassurance. ...Read more

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How do I get fat to just my back? I can see and feel my spine pop out in my lower back when I bend forward.

Not possible: No way to do that. My advice would be to work on core strength. Increasing your muscle tone around the spine will be beneficial and may produce the cosmetic result you are looking for. ...Read more

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I am having back aches or pains I don't know in the lower right corner not on my spine but on my back. What could this be?

I am having back aches or pains I don't know in the lower right corner not on my spine but on my back. What could this be?

Several possibilitie: In that region, pain can arise from a hip, spine or si joint problem. It can also be a referred pain from your abdominal or pelvic region organs as well. If the pain is getting worse or persisting over time and is bothering you, get evaluated by your doctor to start the appropriate treatment based on a correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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I did a sprint without warming up properly got a pain in my lower spine. The pain has now moved up to upper spine. What can it be?

Musculoskeletal: @ your young age pain in your lower and upper back after sprints is most likely musculoskeletal pain (paraspinal muscles). As u noted, stretching before and after "burst" type exercises is important. Best of luck! ...Read more

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It's sort of near my lower spine. Sometimes the pain is sharp and sometimes it's slight but very uncomfortable. What could this be?

It's sort of near my lower spine. Sometimes the pain is sharp and sometimes it's slight but very uncomfortable. What could this be?

Several possibilitie: In that region, pain can arise from a hip, spine or si joint problem. It can also be a referred pain from your abdominal or pelvic region organs as well. If the pain is getting worse or persisting over time and is bothering you, get evaluated by your doctor to start the appropriate treatment based on a correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a little hole in my lower part of my back close to my spine, sometimes it is irritating to touch an a bit itchy what can this be?

I have a little hole in my lower part of my back close to my spine, sometimes it is irritating to touch an a bit itchy what can this be?

Hole in skin: At times an epidermal cyst may have a small opening that becomes tender. It is best, however, to see a dermatologist for proper evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment options. ...Read more

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My back always hurts. My lower back always hurts right on the spine. Sometimes the pain spreads up my spine. What is this? Can I fix it?

Lumbago: Generalized back pain is the most common form of back pain in the us, with 80% of americans experiencing it at some point. If you work in an environment that encourages a lot of heavy lifting, you may notice it more at the end of your work day. If it's just muscle sprain, it can be fixed. However, follow-up with your doctor to be sure it's nothing serious! ...Read more

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My back has been hurting. My spine sticks out, but I am very tall. It rubs the back of my chair and makes a weird sound. What should I do. Backbrace?

My back has been hurting. My spine sticks out, but I am very tall. It rubs the back of my chair and makes a weird sound. What should I do. Backbrace?

Orthopedist: You need to see an orthopedist for evaluation. If you are extremely tall and lanky and look like Abraham Lincoln you may have a genetic condition that the Ortho can pretty easily diagnose these conditions. ...Read more