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Why is there a soft bone sticking from the back of my neck? It seems to get bigger.

Why is there a soft bone sticking from the back of my neck? It seems to get bigger.

Bones aren't soft: This is likely a soft tissue mass like a lipoma. See your primary care for an evaluation. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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Why does my neck feel like its falling to one side. Plus my 2 neck bones are different sizes. Ones goes away in and one sticks out more? Help please?

Why does my neck feel like its falling to one side. Plus my 2 neck bones are different sizes. Ones goes away in and one sticks out more? Help please?

See a doc: I'm not exactly sure what neck bones you are referring to, but it sounds like your problem may be a muscular or bony problem. See an ortho doc or spine doc right away. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a hump on my neck? What is it? N my bone is sticking out BADLY. And is there a way to fix this?

I have a hump on my neck? What is it? N my bone is sticking out BADLY. And is there a way to fix this?

See doctor: This should be evaluated by a physician. It sounds like you have a mass on your neck. From the description, cancer is a possibility. See a doctor. ...Read more

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What should I do about this bone in the back of my neck the bone is sticking it is so painful I barely can keep my head up?

What should I do about this bone in the back of my neck the bone is sticking it is so painful I barely can keep my head up?

Pain: Anyof the buldging disc of vertibrea can cause pain, cervical coller and antiinflamatory drug will help. Best to visit the orthopedic for advice, MRI of neck will provide more information and treatment. ...Read more

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Why is there a soft bone sticking out of the back of my neck? (It is not sticking out of my neck, but there is a little hump)

Why is there a soft bone sticking out of the back of my neck? (It is not sticking out of my neck, but there is a little hump)

Cervical vertebrae: That is a vertebrae at the back of your neck. It shouldn't hurt or be red, tender or swollen. If it is, then consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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The prominent bone in the back of my neck between my shoulder blades sticks out a lot farther than it does on other people I notice. Is this normal?

The prominent bone in the back of my neck between my shoulder blades sticks out a lot farther than it does on other people I notice. Is this normal?

Probably: Such prominence of a cervical vertebra can be normal especially if it protrudes in the midline. Some curvature of the spine may also contribute to the prominence. If you still have concerns, have your physician examine you for reassurance. ...Read more

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Bone on the top back of neck, right under skull. It doesn't stick out, I can only feel it when I press in. What could this be?

Bone on the top back of neck, right under skull. It doesn't stick out, I can only feel it when I press in. What could this be?

Occipital Bone: That is called the occipital protuberance on the back side of the skull. It is normal and almost everyone has this. Unless it hurts, I wouldn't worry about it. ...Read more

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My left collar bone sticks out more then my right and its pointy where it sticks out at the base of the neck and my right one doesn't. It doesn't hurt?

My left collar bone sticks out more then my right and its pointy where it sticks out at the base of the neck and my right one doesn't. It doesn't hurt?

Old injury?: Did you have a fracture in the past? It may just be a healed fracture. If not you should get it looked at by a doctor and likely an xray. There are conditions that are of concern that present this way and should be looked at. ...Read more

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I've a lipoma at top of spine/base of neck on top of where bone sticks out. Two doctors have said it is a lipoma but it keeps swelling. Is this normal?

I've a lipoma at top of spine/base of neck on top of where bone sticks out. Two doctors have said it is a lipoma but it keeps swelling. Is this normal?

A lipoma: A lipoma is a benign medical condition. There is no need for a treatment. However, if the lipoma concerns you, is painful, infected or is growing, you may want to have it removed and biopsied. ...Read more

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I have a lump exactly over the bone that sticks out a bit at top of spine/bottom of neck. It is soft and moveable. I get neck ache sometimes. Plz help?

I have a lump exactly over the bone that sticks out a bit at top of spine/bottom of neck. It is soft and moveable. I get neck ache sometimes. Plz help?

Cyst or lipoma: Could be a fluid filled cyst or even a fat filled lipoma. Usually these are benign, however see your physician if you are worried about this. ...Read more

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Should there be a nobbly bit where both collar bones end near throat is I suffer anxiety and left side seems to stick out more normal? (feels boney)

Probably Hyoid bone: There is a free floating (only attached by muscles) bone called the hyoid near where your describing. I suspect that this is what your feeling and it s perfectly normal. This is easily discerned by a quick exam. ...Read more

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How to straighten your neck bone?

How to straighten your neck bone?

Neck curve: There are 7 bones in your neck and there is a normal curve there to balance your head and posture. ...Read more

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How can I know if my neck is broken or a bone misplaced?

See a doctor.: If your neck hurts or you have less range of motion than normal, see a doctor to make sure you don't have a pinched nerve, tendinitis, or other problem in your neck. ...Read more

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What to do if I felt something hard but maybe it was his neck bone?

Evaluation: Discuss it with the person that you are concerned about and get evaluated if needed. ...Read more

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What can cause a small inward growth on the back of your upper neck bone?

What can cause a small inward growth on the back of your upper neck bone?

Cyst: Inward growths in the skin will cause a cyst to form. They will usually slowly collect skin debris and increase in size. Definitive cure is removal. Cysts can occur in the skin anywhere on the body. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have puff looking place on the top of bone at base of my neck it doesn't hurt?

Puffy neck: I have had several patients all female complain of this issue, mostly on the left side of the neck. The work up is usually negative. But you should be seen to ensure you don't have enlarged lymph nodes. ...Read more

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What are neck bone spurs and can they heal?

What are neck bone spurs and can they heal?

Removed: They can be removed but not healed part of neck degeneration no foutain of youth still. ...Read more

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I have curved back bone to the neck, it's not straight bone. Can this be fixed?

Need more info: Back bone curved could be due to a lot of things, I want more information to answer your question. ...Read more

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I was told by a neurosurgeon that my neck bone shows aging. I am 21 years of age. What does this mean? Can I reverse it?

I was told by a neurosurgeon that my neck bone shows aging. I am 21 years of age. What does this mean? Can I reverse it?

Aging bones: When bones show "aging" it means that the effect of gradual wear and tear that we all experience is starting to show up as mild degenerative arthritis in your spine or limbs. While this is unusual at age 21, it certainly can happen, particularly if you have had a major fall, car accident, etc. The only thing you can do that will help is regular exercise with stretching. Check another xray in 5 yrs. ...Read more

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Is there bones in the neck?

Is there bones in the neck?

Yes: Neck has series of bones called vertebrae which are stacked one on top of other. ...Read more

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How could I know if I had broken any bones in my neck?

How could I know if I had broken any bones in my neck?

Neck: Typically a fall or significant injury are needed to fracture bones in the neck. If you have pain in your neck and you had an injury like this you see a doctor today in the er. After examining you, x-rays may be done as well as a ct or mri. These imaging studies are needed to tell if there is a fracture. Most neck injuries are muscle strains. ...Read more

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How to tell if I'm having neck or bone tumour or just a strain?

How to tell if I'm having neck or bone tumour or just a strain?

Need for examination: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful answer without examining you, taking history and may be doing lab tests and imaging studies. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more