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Painful lump on left side lower back?
Some years ago I had a lump on the right side of my lower back--I didn't even know when it first appeared--one day it was just there! Even though it was painless I went to a doctor who diagnosed it as a keloid--unfortunately I listened to that quack! Overtime (years) the lump, which started off about the size of a peanut m & m, formed a flat mass around it. It got painful (coming and going) and oftentimes it felt like a deep burning sensation and a pulling pain on the right side of my lower back and in the surrounding skin and muscles. I went to another doctor who did a CAT scan and biopsy and found that the lump was cancerous (I was lucky because the cancer was confined only to the lump and had not spread). I then had surgery to completely remove the lump and mass. Because I trusted the first doctor's opinion I waited too long and had to have a lot of extra tissue, muscle, and skin removed--leaving a large scar. Don't take chances--your ability to walk in the future could be affected if the lump is too close to your spine--I was lucky that mine was not. See a doctor right away--and for Christ's sake--get a second opinion too! Good Luck!
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You've had pain in mid-lower back for a few months with a sharp stabbing pain down your right leg and you've found a lump on the left side of your spine in the middle of your back what could it be?
Sharp stabbing pain means nerve compression, and in the area you're referring to it means a herniated disk How far down your right leg the pain goes (the pain is followi…ng the nerve down the leg) will determine just which disk is herniated. If it goes down the length of your leg to your heel, it's in the lower lumbar region, generally in the L4/5/S1 area. If the pain goes down the side of the spine, around the waist, around the hip and outer thigh, then across the thigh and stops just inside the knee, then the disk compression is at L3 or L4. Each spinal nerve pathway can be traced by the pain being caused by the disk herniation - the pathway involved will tell you which nerve / disk/s are involved. The only way to get the disk to retract back into the membrane (disk wall) and to lower the inflammation is bedrest and anti-inflammatories. At some point you may get to a stage where the disk won't go back and you'll require surgery to fix it. It's best that you avoid that by doing whatever is necessary to treat your problem and prevent yourself from getting there. Trust me - after 3 major spinal operations myself, it's something you don't want to deal with. The only way to determine for sure the extent of the disk damage, a diagnosis and long term treatment plan is to see a Neurosurgeon and get MRI's or a CT taken. Stay away from Orthopedists - Bone doctors don't do well with nerve problems. There are different treatments and therapies, but the most widely used is either an Epidural (local steroid injection to the affected disk area) or a Facet injection (targeted steroid injection to the specific disk compressing the nerve causing the problem). If after 2 weeks and 2 injections nothing has changed, that's when they start talking (and you should start listening) about surgery. Something you should consider if you haven't already is to see about getting Disability Insurance. Prior to my 2nd spinal surgery, I had taken off so much sick leave and annual leave that I was taking leave without pay. After I got to the point I couldn't walk, I had to stop working., It took almost a year for my Disability package to go through, and during that time we had to file for Bankruptcy. It was too hard for me to get Disability Insurance before it got bad, but you might be able to. Just a thought. Find out the extent of your problems first, then worry the long term implications. But be prepared - usually it takes a week or even a month on your back to get well depending on how bad the disk herniates. And remember that once it herniates, the disk membrane will always be weak in that spot, so the only thing you can do is prevent it from herniating again in the future. Make sure you do whatever is necessary to ensure that happens. TSD -RAVEN- Category Supervisor
This may be due to extresive excersises. If you have been stretching a lot lately, you may have been overworking your muscles, try taking it easy next time you're working out.… Your neck may be swollen due to the swelling of lymph glands, which may mean you have mono. If so, see a doctor. They might also be calcium deposits. The lower back pain could be a result of a number of things. If you are a girl, your period could be starting soon. You may have been standing up for a long time. If you have numbness, or loose control of your bladder, this could be very serious, so see a physician. This could mean herniation to one or more areas of the spine. Feel better! I hope this helped.
burning pain on left side of lower back
If you have those 2 symptoms together you should see a doctor. You could have a blockage in your intestine or bowel.
If the pain is stabbing and intense, and radiates, it's consistent with nerve compression pain caused by either a bulging disk or a disk that's fully herniated. If the p…ain goes down the back of your legs, it's the Sciatic nerve being compressed by the L4/5 or L5/S1 disk; if the pain stops at the inside of the knee, it's the L3/4 disk nerve being compressed. Regardless, the treatment is the same - get off your feet, and lie down. Sitting is out as it also puts pressure on the lower spine. If it lasts in its intensity for more than 3 days, you'll probably require an Epidural or Facet Injection (local or targeted steroid injections to reduce inflammation) so that the disk can retract and heal. However, be aware that for most, the shots and resulting pain are as bad or worse than the pain it's intended to deal with. In the years when I still got benefit from shots, it generally took 2 or 3 days for the pain from the injection to subside. Muscle spasms caused by the pain of the nerve compression adds to the problem, and is the reason muscle relaxers are commonly prescribed. As the muscles / tendons contract during pain spasms, the area around the nerve becomes tighter, increasing the nerve compression and subsequently the pain. It's a vicious cycle. As I said, pain lasting in intensity for more than 2 or 3 days needs to be checked by a doctor. The severity of the pain also can give you an indication of just how bad the problem is - if you can walk without support (cane, etc.) then it's not that bad, but still should be checked anyway. If you can walk but need support, then it's more serious and you should hve it checked immediately.
If you have lower back and abdomen pain on your left side, it could be a kidney infection. If the pain does not go away, you need to seek medical advice.
try stretching the pelvis: lie on your back bring the front of your leg (quad) up towards you using your hands cross fingered and placed behind your knee. bring it gently …to towards your chest until your feel a slight stretch. Now while it this position, put your clasped hands in front of the knee and gently push your knee away in the opposite direction to the stretch before. and hold (you should feel a discomfort where your leg joins your bum on the inside leg) repeat this alternation 5 times each and do it 1 or 2 times a day. comment here if it helps!
There are many causes of pain on the left side of ribs: oesaphagitis and reflux, pancreatitis and stomach ulcers, angina and heart disease, chest infections, shingles, fibrosi…tis, referred pain from spine and occasionally from gall bladder disease and irritable bowel. A detailed investigation is needed to establish the cause of pain.
What are lumps on the lower back on both sides of the spine which cause back pain and numbness of the left leg and it tends to hurt more after lying flat on your spine?
Answer . \nYou need to see a doctor about this as they could be anything.
Just a fatty tumer that's OK if you feel more and more go to a doctor.
We have no way of diagnosing medical problems over the Internet, nor does anyone else. Since it could be something serious, we suggest that you speak to a physician abou…t it. A chiropractor might be able to tell you, as well.
i have a hard spot on the back left side of my neck, not pea size. more of like a muscle. child's fist size.could that be just a permanent knot in my neck? or something to wor…ry about? ask doctor
Anything going on in the left side, is always a good reason for concern that where your heart is. If its sharp pain, located front & center in your chest, or takes your breath… away, get to a Dr or emergency room & have it checked out. If the pain is low & in the back just above the belt line, It could be your kidneys. If you drink a lot of tea, coffee or soda & no water, just stop those for a few days & drink only & lots of water for 2 days & see if that flushes the kidneys. That is very common, specially in young people.
If the pain is sharp, and traces down the left side of the spine to the lower back, across the waist and hip, across the top of the thigh and down the inner knee, the problem …is the L3/L4 disk pressing on the spinal nerve at that point. It typically sharp at the mid and lower back, and burning as it travels further, though it will occasionally be sharp all the time too. You can literally trace the nerve pathway with your finger by following the pain if it's bad enough. ---- I have this pain at the moment, I had it several years ago and it lasted for months I had a gluten intollerance test and it told me that I was intollerant to gluten, I cut out gliuten and within 2 wekd it had gone, its now come back although I dont eat anything with gluten in it. I cannot understand why the pain goes into my left lower back and left leg...anyone else get this ?
What could be wrong if you are 14 and you found a small lump in your lower left side of your back and it moves and you sometimes get pains down your leg?
You should be asking a doctor this. Medical opinions shouldn't be searched for on the internet, that should be left to people who can examine you and know what they see.… You'll find plenty of these people in places called hospitals. yes and you should make and appointment with a medical person, and get that checked out,