Unanswered | Answered

Back Neck and Spine

~6600 answered questions
Parent Category: Conditions and Diseases
The pains of the day - work, stress, physical labor, or other irritants - often manifest in the back and neck area. Here you might ask and answer questions about treating back and neck pain, or perhaps identify a particular ailment.
The book I grabbed "Your Pregnancy Week-by-Week" by Glade B. Curtis had this to say about: Many women experience an occasional excruciating pain in their buttocks and down the back or side of their legs as pregnancy progresses. This is called sciatic-nerve pain because the sciatic nerve runs behin…
Popularity: 169
I have had 3 kids & 10 epidural's all together & the back pain is coming from that. The doctor should have told you that getting an epidural could cause back pains in your future. After my 1st child I had back pains up to a year later.  
Popularity: 158
You ought to see your physician since the protein may just be exacerbating an underlying condition. Your body may not be able to handle the excess protein if you have something going on with your kidneys or another body organ. Take the pain as a warning sign and get yourself thoroughly checked by a …
Popularity: 118
Answer Hi Louise Yes, it's quite normal. Stress alone can do this (even give you tingles in the extremeties of your body) and also a pinched nerve in the neck area can cause this. Try this little test: Right above your shoulders (on each side of the neck) press down and hold. If the tin…
Popularity: 119
Answer I would see a doctor about that. If you haven't experienced any change in vision, had terrible headaches, etc. then it shouldn't be anything to really worry about, but seeing a doctor is probably necessary.
Popularity: 139
I had a lump that sounds similar to the one you described in front of my right ear. It was just a swollen lymph node. My general practitioner was able to remove it without any problems.  I have a small lump right in front of my tragus, sounds similar to what you are describing. I have just got…
Popularity: 136
Answer I have this exact same problem- I have a lump on my head behind my right ear and I recently noticed another lump on my actual head also on the right side. If we have the same problem, and from searching on the internet, lots of other people seem to have it too, then I doubt it is seri…
Popularity: 164
A contraction-like pain on the left side back of the head may be symptomatic of many different diseases or disorders which may range from non-consequential to serious and requiring immediate medical attention. In addition to those already listed I would add: Tension Type HeadacheCervicogenic Headac…
Popularity: 183
if you can feel it then that means its enlarged (since u say its painless). NOTE: ONLY A CERTIFIED DOCTOR CAN PROVE WHAT IT MEANS! lymph nodes are a part of your body's immune system, enlargement means its fighting off an infection. give it 2 weeks before deciding to go to a doc. but its fairly up…
Popularity: 138
Answer This is the cartilage growth. Have you had rhinoplasty? Sometimes after you have undergone surgery on your nose, the cartilage that was removed grows back causing unsightly lumps at the sides of your nose. The best thing would be to have them removed but there is no garentee that they…
Popularity: 121
Answer I have a bump directly behind my ear which is a cyst. They will sometimes grow bigger and if it bothers you, you can get it removed. Sometimes they will be sore when it grows but it often wont bother you.
Popularity: 126
Answer Hi there Sounds like you wrenched a muscle or have a touchy nerve. The spine holds all organs and muscle together, so if you back is out then it can bother your neck, cause headaches, dizziness, blurred vision, numbling of arms, fingers, legs and toes, buzzing in the ears and achy all…
Popularity: 189
Ok so. It really depends where these lumps are. These sound like lymph nodes. You have lymph nodes all over your body but the primary ones that you will notice are behind the ear (occipital lymph node), two areas down your neck from the edge of your jaw down to your collar bone (cervical nodes), one…
Popularity: 135
Answer I also had a small lump behind my ear that I thought was a pimple. It turns out that it was a cyst that they removed at the doctors office. He told me that it was more than likely a cause of stress, I often get small white ones on my face that I have had lanced off and there are no visible…
Popularity: 148
More than likely it is an extra piece of cartilage. An insect bite is a possibility.
Popularity: 111
Yes, it could be scar tissue or a muscle knot.   A lump on the back could be connected to a severe problem for the entire body. You need to be more descriptive about a lump. This could be a muscle knot or it could be a cancerous growth. Severe or insignificant must be assessed after a proper …
Popularity: 265
change your diet--- purchase Gary Null dietary lifestyle changing books. A healthy diet repairs most of the body damage. If you continue to eat American foods your body will continue to malfunction. Turn off your television for it is one giant advertisement that speaks the truth only one percent of …
Popularity: 174
If you're already dehydrated when you start drinking, or are taking Tylenol, Aleve (or anything containing them), or anything else that puts a strain on the kidneys, the resulting pain from your kidneys being taxed will feel like back pain. The way to deal with it is lots of water or cranberry juic…
Popularity: 188
Not necessarily; depending on the side where the pain is, and whether or not the pain is also felt in the front and back can narrow down the problem.For example, sharp pain radiating from the middle/right front of the torso through the back under the shoulder (strong enough to feel like a disk herni…
Popularity: 172
Answer Those are the bursa (the sacs of liquid between your vertabrae) suddenly expanding. It's harmless, really. It also means you have nice loose neck muscles. Answer If your neck continually pops around the top of your head, I would not commend you on nice, loose neck muscles. A…
Popularity: 167
This fatty hump on the back of your lower neck could be a "Protease Paunch" or it could be caused by Cushing's Syndrome: Too much cortisol can produce some of the hallmark signs and symptoms of Cushing's syndrome a fatty hump between your shoulders, a rounded face, and pink or purple stretch marks (…
Popularity: 201
Answer Between the fith and sixth cervical vertibrae (neck bones) the cartilage disk between them is sticking out a bit to the left. This is most likely pinching the nerve root. This particular nerve root serves the biceps and wrist extensors possibly causing some weakness. There may be and pai…
Popularity: 173
Search webMD and read about cushings syndrome. One symptom of the syndrome is a "buffalo hump". http://my.webmd.com/hw/health_guide_atoz/hw71659.asp A harmless fatty tumor caused a lipoma   Some small cysts are called subaceous cysts and can usually be removed in Dr. office with freezing…
Popularity: 237
Answer goto either the er room if they are bothering you or a free clinc
Popularity: 156
Answer There are things called "bone spurs" and "fatty lumps." Bone spurs are hard and a fatty lump can feel solid, but mooshy and move around when you touch it. However, I am not a doctor and any lump should be examined by a doctor. They will probably take a needle biopsy from the lump (does…
Popularity: 149
If you've had a recent hard hit to the rib cage, it could be a possible calcium deposit caused from a fractured - cracked - or broken rib. Best thing to do is get it checked out by a doctor if you're worried about it, or if it often gives you pain.
Popularity: 150
Yes it sure can or you could be sympathizing with the bad leg while sleeping and in an odd position in bed. If you are on crutches wrap a very soft towel around the part that goes under your arms. Get someone to give you a good massage around your shoulders or neck. If you look in a mirror and put …
Popularity: 146
Chronic torment has numerous diverse implications in medication. Generally, the qualification between intense and incessant ache has depended upon a discretionary interim of time from onset; the two generally normally utilized markers being 3 months and 6 months since the launch of agony. How to r…
Popularity: 131
Answer It could be many things ... slipped disc, disintigrating disc or a bone spur. I would suggest you get go to the doctors and get an x-ray done. If it's a slipped disc you can see a Chiropractor. Answer A lump like that at the top of the crease of the buttocks could be a pilonidal cy…
Popularity: 151
Answer "what is it?" It's time to go to the doctor. While "knots" would seem to imply a subcutaneous origin, it's impossible to tell without direct examination. It could well be of a lymphatic or intramuscular origin but in any case YOU NEED TO SEE A MEDICAL DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY. Answer Try ne…
Popularity: 138
perhaps it is muscle spasms.I hurt my back 2 or 3 years ago lifting something - and it wasn't even anything heavy; I must have twisted wrong when I bent over. It hurt so bad I couldn't even sit up let alone stand. I was taken to the local er and given muscle relaxants.I'd never had back problems bef…
Popularity: 119
It could be a neck bone spur. Look for any sores or scratches in your scalp as this could be a swollen lymph node trying to rid your scalp of infection. See a doctor if there are no other symptoms. If the lump is in the hairline it could be an ingrown hair or a Furuncle, a Furuncle is basically a …
Popularity: 412
Answer It could be a problem with your thyroid gland or a lymph node. Another possibility is that it could be a fatty growth called a lipoma. In any case - a physician should be seen.
Popularity: 172
All depends on how you crack them. Cracking your back by stretching it or your neck by rolling it around shouldn't cause any damage. But, if you use your hands to twist your neck around to get it to pop, you risk possibly damaging the vertebrae in your neck (either slipping,cracking, or even possibl…
Popularity: 159
Answer Any lump should be checked out by your doctor. 9 chances out of 10 it is nothing, but it will put your mind to rest.
Popularity: 132
Clicking sounds when you walk can be many things, when your ankle clicks when you walk sometimes for example - this is gas making the sound and not bones cracking When a pelvis is out of alignment, the spine is out of alignment. When the spine is our of alignment, there are adverse effects on the ne…
Popularity: 171
Naturally talk to your doctor, but generally 600 mg (3 tablets) is within the acceptable dosage range. However, be careful, because if you just had back surgery, it sounds like you may be taking other medication that the doctors may not want you to mix with ibuprofen. Prolonged Ibuprfen use can …
Popularity: 137
Answer unlikely, more likely to be a cyst, or tracking from a benign problem such as a pleomorphic adenoma. See your GP and get some antibiotics first.malign growths normally don't leak, and spread like a cauliflower type manifestation.
Popularity: 210
Answer Yes, it can be normal and can be caused by hormones and/or breast growth/development. If you have a rash, then you need to be checked by a doctor, but if they are just itching mildly (usually around the nipple area), then there is probably no need to worry. However, if you still feel uncom…
Popularity: 160
I read recently in Yahoo health that these symptoms can be associated with ovarian cancer, which was previously thought to be symptomless. Especially the frequent urination during periods was pointed out as frequent in women who suffer from this disease. check out Yahoo health or read up on ovarian…
Popularity: 166
Answer A lymph node. Sometimes (thou rarely) a lump behind the lower part of the ear can be a cyst or a tumor of the parotid gland. Again this is rare and shows up mostly in men above the age of 50, but I had one and I was 28. I would get it checked out by an Ear nose and throat doctor for p…
Popularity: 171
Answer Since you didn't specify in what area of the shoulder, I can only speak from my experience with a lump above the collar bone. As with any "new" lump, your best bet would be a have a MD check it out. I had a fair size lump above my left collar bone which turned out to be Hodgkins …
Popularity: 161
NO I REPEAT NO i have hernatied idsc on the lumber 4 and 5 large hernations and my scaitca nerve all the way down my left leg i had the option for surgery but i got the epdruil injections it toke two times but i feel great surgery is not worth it cause they can revese what they cut ok? Chiropractic…
Popularity: 125
Answer My 22 year old son had these kind of neck lumps at a young age. Two on one side of the neck and one on the other side. They were movable and looked like marbles under the skin. The doctor assured us that they were swollen lymph nodes that might enlarge and shrink based on whether or n…
Popularity: 119
Answer hi, ive the same thing had them ever since i can remember (years) went to doctors but he sed nothing to wory about mine havent changed in size or shape feels like gristle. Answer I have always had these too. I point them out every few years or when I change doctors. They all seem to ag…
Popularity: 123
Yes you may take Vicodin for neck and back pain. You must assess your pain level between 1 and 10 if it is severe Vicodin is often recommended. I am a nurse and have had 4 major back surgeries and take Vicodin on a daily basis. You must discuss this with your physician so you can get a prescript…
Popularity: 167
Can you please explain what Lumber Scoliosis with sugnificant degenerative discase, in particular disc narrowing at L2/3 and L5/s1 with osteophytes formation. However, no suspicious lytic lesions were seen within the spinc. Kind regards, Candice Blackmore candiceb@hotmail.co.UK well, the degener…
Popularity: 145
Some women get back pain during or near menstruation. However, your back pain doesn't necessarily have anything to do with the fact that you're female. It could be caused by strained or stiff muscles, overwork, Sleeplessness, sleeping funny, injuries, UTI (Urinary tract infection), PID (Pelvic Infl…
Popularity: 134
Could be anything. Could be a muscle knot, could be a cyst, could be a benign growth of tissue, could be worse. Could be something else. Get to a doctor. You need someone with experience to examine it.   It could be a bone spur.
Popularity: 123
You might want to go see a chiropractor. It might help.If it really bothers you, you should talk to your doctor, get an x-ray, and look into physical therapy.
Popularity: 119
Answer They can be mineral deposits from your body (mine were caused by caffine) or something more serious; See you doctor. = Answer == They could be swollen lymph nodes. Lymph nodes are grouped together along lymph vessels throughout the body. There are a few places in the neck…
Popularity: 124
Answer It is probably a gland. Everyone has glands on both sides, but I have always been able to feel one on my left side and not on my right. If you have been sick this may be why you have just noticed it.
Popularity: 128
Any swelling, redness, drainage? If so, think of an infection. Deep pain in the area with turning your head? probable muscle pain. Any trauma? possible muscle strain.
Popularity: 125
probably an enlarged lymph node caused by an infection, a malignant tumor, or in really rare cases by cancer. I'm not a medical expert though so definitely get it checked out by your doctor.
Popularity: 185
Answer Trace the area from your hip bones straight across to the middle of your back. Then you will find the L5 S1 area about two finger widths below that.
Popularity: 112
***** One thing to consider before popping your back: if you have persistent back problems (sore back, damaged discs, etc.), certain torso twisting motions may do more damage than good. Below I have included some stretching motions given to me by my chiropractor that are lower disc strengthening ex…
Popularity: 151
Answer By no means am I an expert in this area, however, I would like to contribute an opinion to this question. For many people, when drinking carbonated beverages, it is quite common to experience a tingling sensation to the neck and chest (commonly painful and uncomfortable) because of the …
Popularity: 117
Relief may be found by (in my own chronological order): relaxation, massage, yoga, visiting a chiropractor, physical therapy, or surgery. Precautions to be taken in Low Back Pain 1. Avoid any activity that increases low back pain like bending forward, lifting heavy weight etc. 2. Correct body post…
Popularity: 120
Answer The spinal cord is broken into a front (ventral) and back (dorsal). A hemicord impingement means that there is some kind of structure encroaching on half of the spinal cord. In this case, it seems like the right half of the cord is being damaged, more so near the front. A problem w…
Popularity: 122
Not if it can be treated with non-surgical means, which is always the first option you should take. In any situation involving herniated disks, the only reason you should even consider a surgical option is if there's loss of mobility or permanent paralysis at stake. I've had 3 fusions - C5/6/7 was m…
Popularity: 141
Answer it is a lymph node probably
Popularity: 122
If the lump wasn't there before, yes you should be concerned. It may be nothing. It may be a cyst, or it may be something more serious. You need to go to a doctor. In person. No one is able to (or will) diagnose you online, whether they have medical training or not. You only have one body. Don't…
Popularity: 113
Answer A swollen lymph node most likely. Probably due to recent illness or allergies.
Popularity: 140
What is a small central and slightly left paracentral disc herniation at c4-c5 effacing the thecal sac anteriorly?
Popularity: 111
Answer You should probably start with your family doctor he will send you where you need to go. More than likely it is probably just an infected lymph node (lymphitis)that can be easily treated with an antibiotic. I am only a nurse so your best bet is to go see your family Dr.
Popularity: 129
Answer Yes. A pinched nerve can cause a muscle to contract. The "bump" that can be felt is actually the center of the tightened muscle. Massage may be used to relax the muscle. Relieving the pinched nerve is of course the better answer.
Popularity: 140
There are two things that it can be. Either you have a torn or strained muscle that is now a knot and needs to be taken care of by message or chiropractic care. Or your glands are swollen and it should be looked at by a doctor.
Popularity: 118
Answer The lump is likely your tailbone, it is not uncommon for people to have an extra vertabrae or two in the base of their spinal column, which will make their tailbone protrude more than the average person. This can lead to back pains. Answer My experience was that this turned out to be a…
Popularity: 121
Answer Yes you should be concerned. It may be nothing. It may be a cyst, or it may be something more serious. You need to go to a doctor. In person. No one is able to (or will) diagnose you online, whether they have medical training or not. You only have one body. Don't chance something s…
Popularity: 111
Answer The C6 and C7 vertebrae are the lowest two vertebrae of the cervical (neck) portion of your spine. The C7 can typically be identified by feeling the spinous process (a bony protrudance) of C7 at the base of your neck where it intersects with your back and shoulders. The C6 vertebrae wo…
Popularity: 110
YESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!i have horrible backpain because of my period and it works like a charm. if i don't use it, i get in so much pain that i seriously think "dang i'd rather just die right now". but when i use that ish I'm good to go in about an hr. i take it and then sleep.but if i take it bef…
Popularity: 123
It could well be just that ... a fatty hump, but any lump such as this should be checked out as soon as possible by your doctor and diagnosed properly. Many people can get cysts and although usually never cancerous the doctor may want you to have it removed as it may cause nerve damage down the road…
Popularity: 111
To date there is no evidence to suggest that spinal manipulation, done by a doctor of chiropractic or another health care professional, can cause a bulging disk in the neck or any other area of the spine. Of course, if an adjustment is attempted by an unskilled individual the risks of side-effects a…
Popularity: 127
In order to establish a malpractice case, you'll need a doctor who practices in the same area to testify that the actions of the prior doctor were negligent. So, you'll want to visit other doctors and ask their opinion. Remember, malpractice is not simply a bad (or poor) outcome from a medical proc…
Popularity: 129
Answer Is your urine color dark yellow? If yes then i think it is due to the body's heat. Try to avoid spices, meat, chicken and any food that can increase your body heat. Consult your doctor because some lumps are cancerous.
Popularity: 106
Answer by Puhlaa: When your muscles are relaxed your spine may "crack" (what doctors of chiropractic call "release") on its own when you bend, twist, etc. This is simply the release of gases from the joint space, and is no different than cracking knuckles, etc. It should be noted that research has…
Popularity: 104
I have had a head cold that turned into a sinus infection and shoulder/neck pian for four days. It there a correlation with the two?
Popularity: 135
approximatly 1 in every 100 people have scoliosis (curvature of the spine) however only 1 in every 1000 worldwide has it severe enough to need some sort of treatment eg. brace or surgery
Popularity: 120
It can be an allergic reaction to the detergant you use on your close.Stress can also cause that, as well as not washing regularly enough.
Popularity: 132
pain in l2 l3 area with history of fracture 5 years ago
Popularity: 124
Pain was not bad I just had it done and I had packing in for one day and really the most painful part was pulling out the packing. I have Tylenol #3 for pain in case but surprisingly for a procedure in that area I was quite surprised. You will be a little sore, which is not surprising but nothing …
Popularity: 162
Read this sentence 500 times and you should be able to properly induce spasm in at least one major muscle group in your body, if not please contact poison control and resume normal activities until such time as the paramedics should arrive at your domicile to treat you for this condition, repeat. Re…
Popularity: 125
The forest trees were desiccated by the blazing sun heat
Popularity: 138
what is a herniated colon
Popularity: 143
Heat frees up and loosens an area in the body as opposed to cold which has the effect of tightening and stiffening an area. cold for instance is good to stop bruising before it gets too bad. heat on the other hand reduces bruising once it has happened.
Popularity: 122
in the case of an SSDI application, it is always determined if the applicant can return to past work. If that is deemed not possible then it is determined if the applicant can be given any form of alternative work. If that also is not possible then the applicant's case will be approved for a medical…
Popularity: 137
As long as your movement isn't restricted anymore (after surgery, you'll have various post-operation restrictions that your surgeon gives you), nothing. Your spine will be solid bone where it was fused, so if you try to bend it, it's just like trying to bend your thigh in half - impossible. The musc…
Popularity: 138
Think of what are you doing lately. Work on a computer ? Weight... healthy lifestyle... cholesterol control, blood pressure. pillows too high or too low... toilet just once a day or less.. eat fiber, enough water ? Problem on the vertebral column ? Have you taken a X-Ray of the column lately ? S…
Popularity: 137
I would vote for a memory foam so that your mattress can take the shape of your spine and make you comfortable especially vs a spring formed mattress If you have pain then a memory foam mattress or topper would help. Simmons classic mattress is an excellent mattress and gives you more comfort.
Popularity: 143
The condition scoliosis is applied to lateral curvatures of the spine. The term associated with inward curvature (as may result from pregnancy) is lordosis. This term is applied only to inward curvature of either the cervical (neck) or lumbar (lower back) vertebrae. It is commonly known as "swayback…
Popularity: 231
What people often refer to as "back cracking" is medically termed spinal manipulative therapy, or a spinal adjustment. Spinal manipulation is the specialty of doctors of chiropractic (DC), but is also increasingly being performed by doctors of osteopathy and physiotherapists, especially as research …
Popularity: 155
Sounds like a swollen lymph node, are you, or have you been sick recently? It is probably nothing to worry about unless it becomes very hard or painful.
Popularity: 130
Ya it is quite normal to face back pain after abortion. You can get relief from back pain with soma pain medication. Soma for back pain available online in MifepristonePills online pharmacy. So, don't worry about back pain anymore just buy soma from here.
Popularity: 172
This can be caused by the fact that a surgeon just cut through muscles, ligaments, tendons etc. in your back to get to whatever he/she was specifically repairing. Also, after surgery you are often bed-ridden for a while, and inactivity is a major cause of back pain. Give your back time to heal, try …
Popularity: 131
Stiff neck can be caused by sleeping in an uncomfortable position and it is more frequent in children and young adults. Normally heat will help in reducing the pain. A hot water bottle or a hair dryer can be used to heat the affected area. However pain in the neck can be caused by more serious condi…
Popularity: 128
That means there is a mild lateral curve in the spine of the upper back.
Popularity: 166
You may be having body aches if you are sick, otherwise you should see a doctor or a chiropractor immediatly.
Popularity: 108
Between 13mm and 19mm
Popularity: 210
Motrin is ibuprofen, which is a pain reliever. It will help with mild lower back pain. It is not a miracle drug and for severe pain one should contact a doctor.
Popularity: 108