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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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In my neck MRI dr found two white spot on spine what does it means tumor or cancer?

In my neck MRI dr found two white spot on spine what does it means tumor or cancer?

Hard to know: This is a good question for your doctor. White spots can be many things, including normal. Are the spots on the bones in your neck, or on the spinal cord? How big are they? Why did you have the neck mri? Ask your doctor for the MRI report and come back to tell us what it says. We will be able to help you more with that information! ...Read more

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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

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 more

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What do dark spots on my MRI bone scan on my spine mean?

What do dark spots on my MRI bone scan on my spine mean?

Unable to answer: T1 images will show water, air, and cortical bone as dark. T2 images will show air, cortical bone, and other hydrophobic substances as dark. So depends on image acquisition and anatomy. ...Read more

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Recent bone scintigrapy showed no hot spots other than my lumbar spine. Does this mean all my other joints are ok? X-rays have shown OA in many joints

Recent bone scintigrapy showed no hot spots other than my lumbar spine. Does this mean all my other joints are ok? X-rays have shown OA in many joints

Inflammation: Scintigraphy lights up to ID blood or fluid movements, infection, inflammation, and cancer and has many uses to identify structures and functional processes in different organ systems ...Read more

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Is it likely that I will re-fracture the spondylolysis I have had surgery on (6 months postop)? Still have pain will this be a weak spot in the spine?

Is it likely that I will re-fracture the spondylolysis I have had surgery on (6 months postop)? Still have pain will this be a weak spot in the spine?

Unlikely: There are 2 surgical approaches to a spondylysis- a fusion or a direct repair. If you are still having pain, you would want to ensure your surgery is healed, a ct scan can show this for sure. If the surgery is healed, it will be the strongest part of your back and so it would be extremely unlikely you could injure it again. Much more likely that if you had an injury it would be other level. ...Read more

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What could the black spot on my c spine be?

What could the black spot on my c spine be?

See your PCP: The black spot on your c spine can be signs of harmless or serious conditions, depending on its nature. If the black spot did not go away in 2-3 weeks, it would be best if you visited a doctor for clinical exam in order to find out the cause. ...Read more

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I have a black spot on my spine on my back what can it be?

Pigmentation: Miles can develop and become very dark and should be evaluated by a dermatologist ...Read more

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My 2 1/2 year old son has a 3 inch light brown spot on the base of his spine. When he was younger, that spot was always a dark blue/black.

My 2 1/2 year old son has a 3 inch light brown spot on the base of his spine. When he was younger, that spot was always a dark blue/black.

Mongolian spot: This is curiously named and quite common. It is harmless though I have seen it mistaken by zealots for child abuse with disastrous consequences. Look at some photos online. Tell Junior it is his lucky spot or something. ...Read more

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Lately when I am working, I have been noticing that my back has been hurting in one spot when I push down. Its my lower back and left of my spine.?

Lately when I am working, I have been noticing that my back has been hurting in one spot when I push down. Its my lower back and left of my spine.?

Acute onset low back: Localized pain to one area, brought on by doing some activity associated with repetitive bending, twisting or prolonged positioning is typically muscular in origin. Try stretching, avoid positioning your back in the
activities I have described, use alleve 2 tabs twice a day for 5 days. Most of the time the sore area will improve. Get an evaluation if it persists. ...Read more

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A nerve in my back keeps being pinched, always on the same spot. In the middle of my spine, this is accompanied by a constant back spasm and pain.?

Not alone: You are not alone...This is one of the most common complaints that we see in daily practice...It would be a good idea to see your family doc for an evaluation and possible referral for physical therapy if indicated. Generally avoid lifting with your back...Use your legs...Listen to your body! Pain is one of your body's ways of protecting you from further damage...If it hurts, don't do it.. ...Read more

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Healthy 25f here, pain in one spot in mid spine when pressed or bend forward, already for a month. No injury. What is usually the cause of it? Worried.

Trigger point: If your pain is well localized to a confined area, it may be just a trigger point, or a localized area of soft tissue inflammation. Often there is no explanation for why these occur. Treatment options include massage/physical therapy, anti-inflammatory meds such as Ibuprofen or naproxyn, and localized steroid injections. ...Read more

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White spot next to my spine on my mri.

White spot next to my spine on my mri.

White spot on MRI: It could be normal, or could be a Tarlov cyst, hemangioma, or any number of benign conditions associated with the spine. Let your doctor interpret it for you. ...Read more

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I have a spot in the middle of my spine that hurts which recently makes the rest of my back hurt what's wrong?

I have a spot in the middle of my spine that hurts which recently makes the rest of my back hurt what's wrong?

Back pain: Pain directly over the bony spine can be more worrisome that back pain over the muscles. Your concerns are too vague to give you more suggestions than to let your doctor examine you to really figure this out. ...Read more

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What would cause sudden intense pain in spine when slightly bending over? Similar to sciat pain. But stays in that spot. 4in above waist. Last 2-3 sec

What would cause sudden intense pain in spine when slightly bending over? Similar to sciat pain. But stays in that spot. 4in above waist. Last 2-3 sec

Depends: Unfortunately there are many potential causes of sharp back pain, including degenerative disc, herniated disc, facet arthropathy, muscle sprain/strain, soft tissue inflammation, etc. The good news is that the vast majority of back pain is self limited, meaning that with time it will resolve. Try advil or aleve (naproxen) if needed, and see a physician if pain persists. ...Read more

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I have a nagging pain in my back. A quarter sized spot about 1/3 way down just left of my spine (touching my spine). Sharp pain comes and goes. Ideas?

It could be various: Things, go get it examined by your doctor, to ensure it is nothing to worry about, especially if you are having any fevers, chills, sweats, redness around the spot, etc. ...Read more

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Tingling in back between my shoulder blades and my spine. It does not feel like needles, it's in the same spot.

Trigger points: Pain in the midline of the back or around the shoulder blades is usually muscular. Trigger points, fairly specific areas that when pressed reproduce or trigger the pain, are common and muscular. Levator scapula syndrome is a variant near the top of the shoulder blade. Good posture, avoid looking down at computer screens. Try ice/heat, nsaid's, and salonpas hot patches. ...Read more

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Both either sides of my back hurt. Spots are in the exact same spot just on either side of my spine. Could it be my kidneys?

Both either sides of my back hurt. Spots are in the exact same spot just on either side of my spine. Could it be my kidneys?

Extremely unlikely: The symptoms described in the question most likely stem from a muscular problem and unrelated to the kidneys. Extremely rare, conditions involving the kidney such as bilateral hydronephrosis and PCKD can manifest this way. ...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.. Start a gluten free diet WholeApproach. Com and gutbliss. Com ...Read more

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My boyfriend keeps getting an electric shock pain in his back when one spot on his spine in the middle of his back is touched. What's wrong with him?

My boyfriend keeps getting an electric shock pain in his back when one spot on his spine in the middle of his back is touched. What's wrong with him?

Mid back pain: Without more clinical information, it's difficult to say what the precise diagnosis is. Based on the limited information, it does sound like he is experiencing some sort of irritation or inflammation of his spine. It could be as benign as muscular strain and as serious as a thoracic cord compression. If he's experiencing symptoms down his legs, I would have him seek a formal medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Found a soft lump on low spine. Can feel numbness radiating from that spot when we press on it and now w/o pressing. Gets pain when sitting for long?

Evaluation Needed!: This should be seen by a physician. There is no need to suffer when it may well be an easy problem to rectify. Wish you well! ...Read more

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I fell on my knees Tuesday. Now Friday, there's an inflamed spot on my lower spine area and hurts when touched and my thighs hurt. What could I have?

I fell on my knees Tuesday. Now Friday, there's an inflamed spot on my lower spine area and hurts when touched and my thighs hurt. What could I have?

Hurt: This could simply be bruising or it could be something more severe. I suggest that you have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility as soon as possible. If it is a minor issue it be explained to you and mild treatment prescribed. If it turns out to be a more severe injury you are likely to be admitted to the hospital. I hope that is not the case. ...Read more

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Why is there a tender spot along my spine? There is pain and burning sensation. If pressed, lean forward or backwards it hurts.

Why is there a tender spot along my spine? There is pain and burning sensation. If pressed, lean forward or backwards it hurts.

Trigger points: Pain in the midline of the back or around the shoulder blades is usually muscular. Trigger points, fairly specific areas that when pressed reproduce or trigger the pain, are common and muscular. Levator scapula syndrome is a variant near the top of the shoulder blade. Good posture, avoid looking down at computer screens. Try ice/heat, nsaid's, and salonpas hot patches. ...Read more

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Painful and tender spot on right side spine mid back but only when touched. Always had issues with right side of body being weaker, stiffen. Spot kind?

Below: You will need an exam to make an accurate DX.

Call your DR and get an apt.

This format does not allow a DX to be made from your description. ...Read more