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My back right side was sore and now it has move to the middle by the spine area just today i notice the pain has moved to the left what is this mean?

My back right side was sore and now it has move to the middle by the spine area just today i notice the pain has moved to the left what is this mean?

Muscle strain.: May be a pulled muscle, or an irritation of the nerves to the muscles of the back. At age 64, I am guessing that you may have arthritis of the back as well, and that is associated with back soreness to different parts of the back due to the diffuse nature of back arthritis. If the pain does not go away, or intensifies, please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Sore lump on top of spine?

Sore lump on top of spine?

Lump on spine: Consider arthritis, sprain, mass, infection. Check with your pcp or spine surgeon. ...Read more

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What could a sore/tender spot on my spine mean? Located around center of the back.

What could a sore/tender spot on my spine mean? Located around center of the back.

Can be anything: A sore spot in the back, could be due to muscle spasm, tendinitis, arthritis or even a pinched nerve. Or it could be a tender spot that of no real concern. Check with you doctor. ...Read more

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Have a sore/tender spot on the middle/upper portion of my spine. It hurts when I press on it but I feel no abnormalities at the area.

Have a sore/tender spot on the middle/upper portion of my spine.  It hurts when I press on it but I feel no abnormalities at the area.

FIBROMYALGIA : FIBROMYALGIA =TENDER PAIFUL MUSCLES. YOU NEED AN EXAM& LABS PT WITH US & TENS improves blood flow to tender muscles. If it flares symptoms you may have fibromyalgia or a herniated disc stay the T2-T6 levels . You need a full exam labs. X-ray of thoracic spine and potential MRI If symptoms persist or worsen. Also stop ultrasound therapy. Start a gluten free diet WholeApproach.com and gutbliss. Com ...Read more

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Help! i hurt bad! my left side and around to the back about to the spine i guess is swollen and very sore what is this and what should I do?

Intolerable Pain: The very reason the emergency room exists is to save lives and to treat unexplained intolerable pain. If there is no explanation for your pain and it is intolerable i think that is when you go to the er. ...Read more

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I had a massage a month ago and ever since I have soreness around my spine. When i bend over i feel it. It's tender there. Or is it something else?

I had a massage a month ago and ever since I have soreness around my spine. When i bend over i feel it. It's tender there. Or is it something else?

Muscular v disc: This is muscular if only a month & it occurred after massage. If longer, it may be from a disc issue that could be a tear in the disc or herniation. If muscular, it will get better by -8 weeks and 90% of discs improve over time. Otc meds can help as can heat &/or ice as well as guided exercise & activity modification. Lifestyle changes like weight control, not smoking & regular exercise are key. ...Read more

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Sore leg due to spine old âge whzh?

Sore leg due to spine old âge whzh?

Sciatica: Sciatica refers to pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve — which branches from your lower back through your hips and buttocks and down each leg. Typically, sciatica affects only one side of your body. Sciatica most commonly occurs when a herniated disk or a bone spur on the spine compresses part of the nerve. This causes inflammation, pain and often some numbness in the affected. ...Read more

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The base of my spine sticks out since loosing weight, the skin is sore and broken what can I do to avoid it keep happening?

The base of my spine sticks out since loosing weight, the skin is sore and broken what can I do to avoid it keep happening?

Pressure over bones: Our skin is made to take pressure, deeper tissues are not. When you lost weight, you also lost some of the deeper fatty protective tissue and now any pressure/friction /shearing directly pushes your skin into the spine causing injury. You need to protect this area by applying a good protective skin cream or simple dressings until healed. Reposition yourself frequently or use a cushion to the area. ...Read more

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What may be the cause of thickness around the spine just below my neck. my neck is sore almost constantly but the swelling is not painful to touch ?

What may be the cause of thickness around the spine just below my neck. my neck is sore almost constantly but the swelling is not painful to touch ?

Your age is needed: When you say "thickness" around the spine I assume you are talking about the musculature in your neck. To answer your question it would be helpful to know your age and occupation and any other symptoms like loss of cervical motion, tingling in your arms. I would suggest that you consult with your family physician to ascertain the cause of this "thickness". ...Read more

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Have a sore small redish lump on spine/upper back area today but noticed it was sore about a week ago. Not sure what it could be.

Have a sore small redish lump on spine/upper back area today but noticed it was sore about a week ago. Not sure what it could be.

Cyst: It is possible that you have a sebaceous cyst with infection. There are other possibilities of course but it cannot be accurately determined without an examination. You should see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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What does it mean if u have quarter size lumps right next to your spine they come n go but they are sore to touch n go up n down spine?

What does it mean if u have quarter size lumps right next to your spine they come n go but they are sore to touch n go up n down spine?

Tough question: I'm not sure what this is without examination, so see a local doctor when 1 of these lumps comes about. There was some postings recently about Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome & other rare auto-immune diseases causing something similar. However, EDS is rare, runs in families & u probably have something benign. But again, see a doctor during the active phase so approp tests can be ordered & u can b checked. ...Read more

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Had a heated facet injection 29th Dec & i am still in agony, plus the base of my spine is sore. Is this normal? Also do they scrape the bone alot?

Lumbar facet: Most lumbar facet injections provide relief within 7-10 days( some actually work sooner) There is minimal scrapping of the bone, if you r still in severe pain ,get back with the dr who did the procedure right away ...Read more

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I have a hard lump like knot on the back of my neck. Maybe even on the spine. Had small knot there for years but never hurt. Sore to even touch now?

I have a hard lump like knot on the back of my neck. Maybe even on the spine. Had  small knot there for years but never hurt. Sore to even touch now?

Infected cyst??: Sounds like you might have had a sebaceous cyst which got infected, hence it is harder and tender now. These are benign swellings in the skin occurring near a hair. See your doc/surgeon about it for proper DX and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a sore lump on my spine. I just felt a small bulge this am and now it's a little bigger already. Sore to the touch. I didn't hit it on anything?

I have a sore lump on my spine. I just felt a small bulge this am and now it's a little bigger already. Sore to the touch. I didn't hit it on anything?

See Your Doctor: A "bump" which is sore and getting bigger needs to be evaluated. It is most likley a skin infection but the fact that it is tender and getting bigger warrants evaluation. See your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more