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Lumbar facet syndrome on left side. Small rounds lumps that are movable in same area. What are they? Spine also has bump I can feel in bone.

Lumbar facet syndrome on left side. Small rounds lumps that are movable in same area. What are they? Spine also has bump I can feel in bone.

Facets: The lumbar facets are deep in the back on the lateral portion of the spine. They can not usually be felt . What you do feel may be some isolated areas of spasm. If the bump you feel is in the center it is the spinous process of the vertebrae which sticks out and I'd readily felt ...Read more

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Hard non-moveable bump on spine b/t shoulder blades. More painful as day goes on- pressing in nerve? Vertebrae is sticking out? Dr can't see for weeks

Hard non-moveable bump on spine b/t shoulder blades. More painful as day goes on- pressing in nerve? Vertebrae is sticking out? Dr can't see for weeks

Need a bit more info: Lump on the spinous process would not involve nerve. Injury could cause a crushed vertebra and a "hump".TB is rare in the US but that could be a problem, Bone tumors are rare there. A sweat gland (seborrheic) cyst is more common and can be fairly fixed. In any case, a few days-even a week or two-delay should not change your prognosis. No doc for weeks sounds like poor care. See a nurse. ...Read more

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170 lb 5'5" f. L5 Spondylolysis and facet syndrome dx in sept. Feeling a slight bump on spine, is it starting to slip? 4-6 on px scale always.

170 lb 5'5" f. L5 Spondylolysis and facet syndrome dx in sept. Feeling a slight bump on spine, is it starting to slip? 4-6 on px scale always.

Not likely: Not terribly likely, but you are right a spondylolysis can sometimes progress to a spondylolisthesis in which one vertebrae slips forward on the other. I would not hesitate to be seen for an X-ray if you are concerned, particularly if you are having increased pain; but it is pretty uncommon for that to happen. ...Read more

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What is a palpable step off in regards to a pars defect and spinal instability? How to tell if i have one? Pars defect at L5 with bump on spine.

What is a palpable step off in regards to a pars defect and spinal instability? How to tell if i have one?  Pars defect at L5 with bump on spine.

The step is the: .. spinous process left behind as the effected vertebra slips forward, in someone with a pars defect. if you don't know if you have 1, C a spine surgeon for imaging. x-rays a-, & a CT may B needed. ...Read more

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L5 pars defect. Now feeling an exaggerated bump on spine at same level. Pain x1 yr. Radiates down leg. Is it starting to slip? Should i tell my doc?

L5 pars defect. Now feeling an exaggerated bump on spine at same level. Pain x1 yr. Radiates down leg. Is it starting to slip? Should i tell my doc?

YES, if bilateral-: -the bump U feel could B indication of further slip. so yes get into C Ur spine surgeon and B re-evaluated. ...Read more

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Are bumps on your upper spine normal?

Are bumps on your upper spine normal?

Yes, some at the ---: Lower end of the neck, is very prominent bump, in a thin, skinny person. Its called the vertebra prominens (7th cervical vertebra). Seen easily in young growing kids or in adults who are rather skinny. Have it seen by your pcp, if its something you recently developed. Good luck. ...Read more

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L have a small bump on the side of my spine. Not really painful. Should i worry?

Cannot say: without an exam, I can only give general information, but these are usually within the muscles on the side of the spine and represent muscle spasms. ...Read more

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My spine right in the middle of my back is curved a bit outwards, like a 15 CM bump. It's -rarely- painful. What exercises can I do to correct it?

Yoga and stretching: Have doctor or chitopactercheck it to make sure there is nothing else going on. They can also give you specific exercises to help. Pt might also help. ...Read more

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