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    Old 03-11-2003, 04:51 PM   #1
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    Question Hump...

    At the bottom of my neck, like right at the begining of my spine there is this huge hump.. Well it has gotten bigger recently when I spend a lot of time at work and there is like extream pain in that area and also in my lower back... It feels as if I can feel the end of the first vertibra (sp) is that possible?? Does anyone know what could be wrong?
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    Old 03-12-2003, 06:59 PM   #2
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    Doesn't anyone know?? This really worries me.. I am also starting to get this really bad tingly hurting feeling on that hump... Its gotten to the point where it hurts to sit or do anything.. Any advise would help.. Thanks

     
    Old 03-12-2003, 07:05 PM   #3
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    Hi Munch,
    My best friend actually had a hump on the same area. She also had a compressed disc that she did herself from an injury standing up under her deck. She actually went to see my neuro at Hopkins and he said it was fine and did not require surgery. He recommended celebrex and head traction.
    Wish I could help, but I would really see a doctor and do an MRI to be on the safe side.

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    Old 03-12-2003, 09:29 PM   #4
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    Munch,

    What you are describing is called a "dowagers hump" It can also be hereditary and does have alot to do with your posture, the condition of the cervical spine, etc.

    I am having to learn to improve my slouching ways. You have to really think about it and work on stretching the cervical muslces to restore flexibility.

    I would discuss your concerns with your doc and see what he recommends.



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    Old 03-13-2003, 11:40 AM   #5
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    Thanks so much for your replies.. I have just been in so much pain it is unbarable... One more quick question was is head traction? Oh yeah also how would go about stretching the cervical muslces to restore flexibility??

    Thanks so much
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    Old 03-13-2003, 04:32 PM   #6
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    Munch,

    If your doctor allows you, yoga will do wonders for your posture and cervical flexibilty, not to mention the rest of your spine. Make certain it's okay first.

    Feel well,
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    Old 03-13-2003, 07:12 PM   #7
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    Will that help with the pain? Also, what kind of doctor should I see. I went to an urgent care a while back and they had to x-ray my entire back because my tale bone was hurting.. They didnt say anything about the bone sticking out of my neck.. Do you think they will have to do surgery? I'm really confused on what to do really. Do you think I need to see s back specialist? The pain is unbarable.. What do yall recomend me do while I wait to see a doctor?

     
    Old 03-13-2003, 07:25 PM   #8
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    munchkin-

    I would find a spine specialist, an orthopedist, or a neurologist to start. If you can't find one see if your family doc can recommend one. They need to determine the type and source of your pain first. It's way too early to be thinking about surgery. Get a good diagnosis first and then you can mke an informed decision.

    Yoga did help me with pain partly due to the meditative aspects and the release of endorphins when you're practicing. Remember though, you need to find out what's wrong first so that you won't make a bad situation worse. Also, I've had my share of yoga injuries so with everything there is some risk.

    Good luck
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    Old 03-17-2003, 09:39 PM   #9
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    Could this also be the reason I have such bad lower back pain?

     
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