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Protruding Neck Bone
I'm 18 and at the bottom of the back of my neck, where my spine should be, it's like the bone is protruding farther than it should be and it might be?
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
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?
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
C7: The spinous process of the 7th cervical vertebrae is very prominent. ...Read more
I have a big lump at the back of my neck. It's at the upper part of my neck, right where the skull starts. Feels like a big bone sticking out.
Lymphadenitis: This is usually a swollen or infected lymph node. It must be checked out by your family physician. ...Read more
See your dentist:
Bone doen not normally protrude from your gingival tissue and is usually seen after an extraction. If so, see the dentist who extracted your teeth so that the bone can be smoothed down.
The pieces may also be shards of broken tooth... You still need to see a dentist. ...Read more
Anatomic landmark...: This is probably what is called the vertebrae prominens, or 7th cervical vertebra (C7) and has a distinctive long and prominent spinous process that is easily visible in this area. It's normal. ...Read more
Need more info: Back bone curved could be due to a lot of things, I want more information to answer your question. ...Read more
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
Normal: Anatomically, the spinous processes of C7 and T1 are longer than the ones above it, resulting in a prominence at the base of the neck which is completely normal. ...Read more
My neck is lordosis and my head is protruding how can I have normal posture. Thank you in advance?
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
Protruding bump on the left side of my upper neck that has moved slightly from 2 days ago, hurts, radiating pain through my back, should I worry?
Abscess?: I have a number of questions, including how long it has been there and whether it is getting bigger or more painful. It could be an abscess (red, warm, painful), or it could be an enlarged lymph node, which could itself be infected, or could be an indication of infection elsewhere. A health provider needs to look at it and see if it needs drainage, antibiotics, or other evaluation. ...Read more
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