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What causes swelling, lump on back of neck near spine?

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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