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Old 09-23-2001, 06:20 PM   #1
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lfantell HB User
Sore spot on spine

Here is the problem. I have a spot on my spine that is sore to the touch and frequently aches. I notice the pain when I lie down to sleep at night. It doesn't hurt every day and it never hurts enough for me to take medicine for it. It started hurting this past June. I was working in a store where I had to bend over every time I needed to bag groceries. I thought that was the cause of the problem. I quit that job 6 weeks ago and the sore spot has not gone away. I am a 36 year old woman, have one leg slightly longer than the other, am lactose intolerant (probably don't get enough calcium in my diet) and I have always had jobs where I have been on my feet all day (most of the time on cement or concrete). Any ideas of what this could be or if I should have a doctor look at it? I keep thinking that it will just go away on its own, but so far it has not. Thanks.

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Old 09-23-2001, 09:42 PM   #2
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Re: Sore spot on spine

I have no idea what may be causing the problem, but I do know that it has persisted for a long enough time to warrant a visit to the doctor. If it was nothing to worry about it would have at least improved by now, especially considering you have for a period of time been not working, which you figure has added to or possibly caused the problem to begin with. I wish that I could be more helpful than that. All I know is if I were in your shoes, I would go to my GP and see if they think that you need to look into it further with a specialist. Good luck!


Old 09-24-2001, 12:49 AM   #3
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Re: Sore spot on spine


The first question that comes to my mind is where on your back is the pain at? (Neck,Rib area, or lower back) This could show signs of sn early herniated disk especially if it is only in the spine area. I have a herniated disk which the pain is now tremedous but started out like I had a nail stuck in my back I could actually feel the spot and as it got worst I kept complaining about it and finally the test were done and it was severly herniated disk. I would see a doctor and start the ball rolling. I think that an MRI should be done to rule this out.

Keep us informed.


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