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Painful Bulge On The Back Near Spine
Doctor can check: Back pain on either side of the spine (called flank pain by doctors) can be caused by kidney disease, especially if the person doesn't remember hurting her back by lifting or working too much. Other abdominal problems can also show up as back pain, so evaluation by a doctor is needed. A doctor generally examines the liver, stomach, pancreas, and intestine areas for possible problems, too. ...Read more
After playing volleyball I feel pain at the bottom part of the neck on the back side where the spine starts. Pressing the spine bone is painful. Help.?
Overuse injury: Their are several muscles that attach to that area that are involved in extending the head and reaching back at the same time. The action of hitting a spike uses muscles attached to this area. Repetitive use that injures this area can result in a type of injury similar to "tennis elbow" or "shin splints". Ice and rest is very important to prevent significant injury. See doc if not improved! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Tension: Number one cause for pain radiating into neck from back is stress and tension in neck and upper back muscles. Differential is much more than can be answered here. Reduce caffeine esp energy drinks and develope stress relief exercise for neck and upper back. Drink more water and look into getting a better nights sleep. ...Read more
Could lower back pain be related to a warm sensation I'm feeling on my right calf? The back pain is on the right side of my spine, near the sacrum.
Yes: It could be related. You are quite young for osteoarthritis so another possibility is a herniated or bulging disc. This can touch a nerve root in your spine and cause pain/tingling/burning in the distribution of that nerve. It can also cause pain in the back itself, especially with an annular tear. If this pain and sensation in your calf persist, it warrants evaluation. ...Read more
Hump on the back of my lower neck where my head joins the upper spine hurts to touch and causing headaches.
Neck pain: The area you describe is where the lower part of the neck (cervical spine) connects with the mid back (thoracic spine). The headaches (cervicogenic) are caused by tight neck muscles that insert on the back of the head. The C6/7 level is a common area for pain due to a herniated or degenerated disc. Moist heat, ice and massages can reduce the pain. If it persists see a neurosurgeon. ...Read more
Tender lump on back of neck, closer to spine, on the right side. Very stiff upper back muscles and pain. Lump has gotten smaller with applied heat?
What could be causing the pinching pain between my shoulder blades near my spine on the right side, back?
Nonspecific: There are a number of possibilities, including soft tissue inflammation, muscle sprain/strain, facet mediated pain, rib fracture, herniated disc, intrathoracic pathology, etc. If your symptoms do not improve with time and conservative treatment (i.e. Anti-inflammatory meds), do see a physician. ...Read more
Why i, m having pain behind the heart area in a back near the t6 spine if i press on the spot near the spine i can trigger little pain ?
Yes: Cerivcal stenosis may cause headaches, neck pain or upper back pain, but upper back pain is commonly caused by arthritis or muscles (myofascial pain). This type of pain may respond well to physical therapy, heat, anti-inflammatories, steroid injections or radiofrequency ablation (rfa) treatments. I would recommend discussing it with your doctor. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Inflamation: Sounds like the pelvic joints may be inflamed. Give it some time to rest andvice. If no improvement invaded daycare your doctor ...Read more
Lump near another lump located near my spine on my lower left back below the rib cage that goes away after
feeling it then returns. What is this?
Lump: I cannot be sure since I cannot examine it, but I strongly suggest that you bring this to the attention of your Primary doctor. Your doctor will take your history, examine you, and more than likely order labs and xrays. Hope all goes well - please keep me posted. ...Read more
I have a bulging disc in my spine that can be quite painful. Am I going to be able to have a baby?
Back problems: A bulging disc can cause more pain during pregnancy as your body changes and the low back curves inward to compensate for a growing belly. Women with disc issues will often need to discuss epidurals with an anesthesiologist prior to labor in order to sure one can be done. There are other pain management options as well. The disc itself will not usually be a reason to avoid a vaginal delivery. ...Read more
Large bulge on lower back centered on my spine very painful and travels down both side of buttox, both thighs, knees. Sore arms and shoulders?
Mri (pelvis & spine), emg, discogram, bone scan - negative
gluteus max & ql get painful and get knots when sitting only.
Message is only temporary. No tears. Real slight bulge l5. Going on year now.?
I have buldging disk in my back and knots on boths sides of spine that burn and are painful anything to worry about?
Back problems: These symptoms are usually self-limited and should resolve with conservative treatment, including heat or ice, anti-inflammatory medications, muscle relaxants, daily stretching and walking. If this has been going on longer than 6-8 weeks see your doctor to make sure there isn't something more serious going on. ...Read more
Wat does " u have 5 spots on ur spine that r bulging out " mean? should I b worried? I askd but all he said was I'm fine
Not much information: I presume these were disc bulges noted on a lumbar or cervical MRI. It's not uncommon for disc bulges to be noted on MRI studies. It depends on the size and location whether these are significant lesions. In most cases, this finding is normal or at least common for your age group but must be considered in conjunction with your symptoms and exam findings. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My bf has bulging discs in his back and he complains about pain in his back all the way up his spine. He has had this pain for 2 yrs.
See spine specialist: Have him see a spine specialist for consultation. There are different modalities in treatment. ...Read more
Epidural injection: This is called an epidural injection. There are different types but the all share the same principles. Image guidance is used to place a fine needle into the epidural space. Numbing medications and steroids are then injected to provide pain relief by decreasing the inflammation of the nerves. The procedure is safe but it is not risk free. Ask your spine specialist for details. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I have ddd and bulging disc at the age of 28, will I have for sure more serious issues with my spine with the aging process? P.S: i'm a smoker.
Aging spine: No you will not. The presence of degenerative changes and / or buldging disks is not uncommon as we grow older. In fact the changes which are often identified on imaging like MRI studies rarely result in symptoms. In some cases symptoms may develop or persist to the point surgery may become necessary. Certainly smokers healer less readily compared to non smokers. ...Read more
High: Bulging discs are typical in the aging spine and often start showing up in patients in their thirties. By the time people reach 40 years old the majority will have some bulging discs. If you do and MRI of your lumbar spine you will probably have more bulging discs there. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the best exercises to lose 30 lbs in 8 weeks with 2 herniated disks and 5 bulging disks through out your spine.
Water: Well, you would definitely want to avoid aggravating your spine by doing "too much" exercise. Water exercises take much of the stress off the back and could potentially be better tolerated. Ultimately weight loss us based upon calorie intake verse calories burned, so limiting your intake of calories would certainly be helpful. You might consider getting the help of a trainer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
“There are areas of minor disc bulging on spine.The discs and vertebrae are otherwise unremarkable.” What does this mean?
Minor bulging: This means that any back or leg symptoms you have are unlikely to require surgical or injection treatment and may have nothing to do with your minor bulging discs. Very many people who have mri's show some bulging of discs. A neurosurgeon or spine clinic could advise you best,however. ...Read more
Lower left sided back pain when relaxing. Sharp and intense but short duration. Also a small bulge on low spine. What is it?
Back pain: It all depends on what has been going on the days prior to the onset of pain. Did you fall? Lifted something heavy? Sometimes injuries on muscle may present with a bulge. I recommend that if symptoms last more than a few days you get checked by your pcp. ...Read more
45 year old husband bulge at the top of spine not pain but has doubled in size over the last few months. Should I take him to the ER? No pain
Not ER.: If it has been slowly getting larger over the last two months and there is no pain or numbness, fever, weakness, tingling, etc., then it is probably okay to get him checked by his doc this week and save yourself a trip to the ER. But he definitely should get checked sooner than later. ...Read more
What could case pain in spine under bra? It's different pain than the bulging disks I have and much more severe, not muscular at all. I'm miserable
My daughter is 9 almost 10 years old and her lower spine is bulging out. I am concerned as to whether it is normal or not. She is almost 4 ft tall and?
No: While both bone lesion (spurs or osteophytes) and discs can compress nerves and cause symptoms, the bone lesion does not cause the discs to bulge. If you mean a condition called spondylolisthesis or spondylolysis, then the instability from these conditions can cause the vertebra to move apart in an abnormal way, in which case the disc bulge may result from that. ...Read more
Depends if they are: Causing problems. A study of asymptomatic patients (no pain or other issues) showed that roughly 40% have bulging or mildly herniated discs and no issues. You may want to be more careful and work on core strengthening to help support those discs. Exercise, hydrate, and keep in shape and as long as you don't notice symptoms, you may just be part of that 40%! ...Read more
It means nothing: Bulging discs in the thoracic spine have no meaning. The thoracic spine is not mobile and much less likely to have a significant herniated disc. The presence of a herniated disc anywhere in the spine is most commonly simply part of living and nothing to worry about. The rate at which disc changes occur is largely genetic in origin. Bottom line: don't worry. ...Read more
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