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I am just wondering if any else has this problem...

Below my hips and above my hips I have these two firms lumps one on each side of the spine. They are round and feel about 2cm in diameter. They are most noticeable when I stand up, and you have to apply a decent amount of pressure to feel them. If you press hard, they are a little tender. They have been there for at least a year (could have been longer but never noticed before) and they seem to be the same size.

I am a 23 year old male with no history of back problems. A couple of doctors said its just tense back muscle, but they never really pressed hard enough to feel them. They are almost as hard as bone and quite smooth.
Anyone else have these lumps? I am thinking of seeing yet another doctor.
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replied April 22nd, 2005
Lower Back Nodes
Hey there,
yeah mate I have the same issue, I am 19 and had the nodules for about 2 years, originally I thought they came about from an injury but still only a guess, my oldman is a gp and has told me they are known as fibrosytic nodules or something, they are supposed to leave you if massaged, mine still live on !!!

If anyone has any other info about this problem please post it !!!

Greg
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replied April 23rd, 2011
i have the same, im 21 and just noticed them today, luckily my fiancee is doing a sports and massage course at college so will have to get a massage later and see if that helps, im guessing that could be right though as when i 1st felt them i guessed it may be tense muscle. well good luck everyone with the problem, and will post if i get any more info on this
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replied February 8th, 2012
Try using a hard 6" foam roller that is at least 12" long. Put the roller on the floor, lay with your back on the roller. Now lift your glutes (butt)up so the only thing on the floor is your feet and your back on the roller. Move back and forth over the trouble areas by rolling. This will be painfull but it should eventually help to relieve the pain. You can even do one side of the spine and then the other if your roller isn't long enough to cover the area. Good Luck! This is like a deep massage. Can be used on other parts of the body, just don't roll over any joints (hips, knees, ankles...etc)
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replied April 19th, 2012
There is a cure. Search "back mouse" or "back mice"
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replied April 20th, 2012
"It was treated with multiple needle punctures using a spinal needle, and the pain was completely relieved within a few hours."
"Multiple puncture technique with injection of 2 mL of 1% lidocaine produced relief by the next day; there were no recurrences."
"The successful treatment with multiple punctures, based on Copeman and Ackerman's original work, implies a mechanical or pressure distention cause. This distention and the associated pain are relieved by dry needling. For this procedure, a medium- or wide-bore sterile needle is attached to an empty syringe. The patient's skin is cleansed with alcohol or povidone iodine, and the nodule is stabilized with two fingers. Using the syringe as a stabilizer, the needle is passed through the skin and into the nodule. The clinician can usually feel the needle breach the fibrous tissue. Keeping the needle under the skin, the nodule is punctured in four to ten different places. After withdrawing the needle, firm pressure is maintained over the site for about 30 seconds. For obese patients, a spinal needle may need to be used. Patients may complain of worsening of symptoms during the first few hours after the procedure, so some clinicians use 1% lidocaine during the puncturing process. Administration of lidocaine and corticosteroids or ultrasound therapy also can be helpful in reducing local edema and inflammation." - http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m068 9/is_n6_v36/ai_13993749/ - http://www.massagetherapy.com/articles/ind ex.php/article_id/602/The-Problem-With-The -Back-Mouse - http://www.jfponline.com/Pages.asp?AID=249 0
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replied March 13th, 2013
This post helped me a lot. I noticed a few of these on the left side today when I was crouched down, on my lower back in the fatty tissue area, a couple different sizes... it made me nervous.. My husband made it worse by freaking out. His mom died of cancer so it is a touchy subject. I told him they are similar to lumps in my breasts that my doctor said are fybrocystic, not dangerous just lumpy tissue, so I thought that might be what these are. My doctor told me you can tell the difference between those and a breast lump because they move. They are not firm and planted in place. I'm glad to hear you may be able to rub them out, because I rubbed the hell out of them trying to figure out what they are! : ) Thanks for the help!
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replied July 7th, 2005
Experienced User
Back Lumps
About 4 years ago I was ina car accident and broke my hip. After that I noticed lumps like that. I heard it was normal. For the past few monthes i've been getting really bad back pain. Tonight it hurt really bad so I was rubbing my back and I noticed the lump on the left side where the pain is, not only is 3x bigger but now there are 2.
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replied June 9th, 2008
lumps in the back
I guess i am a little late to follow up but i have the same problem. A matching pair. Both on either side of my spine in the lumbar region.No doctor ever said it was serious but they didnt feel it enough. I could pinch into my back and feel it like its a plum in my hand.
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replied June 11th, 2008
Active User, very eHealthy
Good Morning Everyone,

PLEASE, each one of you go to your doctor and have him/her examine you for the lumps you describe. If no satisfaction, then see another doctor, and preferably a specialist. Either a spinal surgeon or an onocologist. Don't delay.

I wish each of you the very best, and do let us know how things go.

Take care.

RichT
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replied March 13th, 2013
Are you paying Rich? Absolutely if you are truly worried or something doesn't seem right, go to the doctor. However, as a worrier myself I know that if I ran to the doctor every time I thought something might be wrong with me, I'd be there all the time. People are doctor crazy nowadays it seems, look at the effect on medical premiums. Use your good judgment, read what you can and assess your symptoms, then decide if you need to go to the doctor.
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replied April 3rd, 2009
Lumps
I have these lumps in my lower back. you rub you fingers across the bottom of my back and you can feel them they are large and they will move about my finger tips.They are painful.My back hurts a lot lately.What is this
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replied April 3rd, 2009
Active User, very eHealthy
Lumps
Hello Abreva,

Monday morning call your doctor and make the earliest appointment that you can;. Explain to the receptionist about your lumps.

Do NOT delay!!!!

RichT
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replied June 17th, 2012
Concerned!
I'm 27 and have had this trouble for years I have over 17 knots in my back and they are now forming in my elbows and knees and my neck. Most days i cant functon ive had to quit my job and move in with family. I see a pain management dr and tell him about these knots but he wont even feel them just prescribes crap and does injections no where near my knots. I can hardly ever sleep from the pain now i think crazy things like i dont want to live anymore! I used to be such an active and happy sweet person. You seem to express some urgency to this do you know what may be going on? The knots just keep forming and forming and forming. Thanks, Christina in MS.
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replied March 13th, 2013
Hey Rich, here is a case where your advice should be taken seriously!
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replied June 21st, 2009
lumps
omg im 41 and have these same lumps pain comes n goes and some days not hurt at all . all docyors say it is not serious. well people anyone found a way to get rid of or relieve them
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replied June 21st, 2009
Extremely eHealthy
Have any of you seen a spine specialist? If not, that is where you need to get to right away.

Good luck

Fran
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replied July 6th, 2009
Lumps on side of lower spine
I have these lumps about the size of a walnut. I saw a dr. several years ago and he called them floaters and said no worry. They can push on my spine so severely that I cannot walk ,sleep or move for several days. The Dr. gave me IBprofen, muscle relaxers and Vicodine no help. The best I have found is a tens machine that sends electrical shocks in the area and relieves the pain slightly for up to 2 hours so I can walk. Also my husband can move them away from my spine which gives momentary relief. What can be done and what causes them to flare up?
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replied August 10th, 2009
I have these lumps as well, I find they flare up after relaxing on the couch on a weekend and then putting in a hard days work, I think it is just lower back stress...
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replied August 13th, 2009
I hurt my back when I was in college, I don't even know what I did, just one day, my lower back just above the hip was in so much pain I almost could not walk. After a good nights' sleep it was better, but I was still in a bit of pain. I have seen a chiropractor which did not help. I have seen a doctor who just prescribed IB and muscle relaxers. I noticed a few weeks after that first day that there was a good sized lump there, like a muscle knot. Ever since then (10+ years) it comes and goes. I notice it hurts the most after I have done an activity that I have not done in a while like ride a bicycle or gardening, or after I have slept badly.
I use Tiger Balm at night, and a hot pack on it whenever I am not moving around much, and do very gentle massage on it when it hurts, this seems to help. I was never diagnosed with anything with a name, that I can remember. Good luck to you all.
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replied March 12th, 2012
hi! i am in college and i have this lower back and right leg pain for 1.5 years now. it started just the way yours did. the pain started at my lower back and it traveled down my leg. just recently, i noticed these small lumps at my back. i try heating and massaging them but it's all no good. the pain never leaves me and it resulted to a scoliosis and really bad posture. can you help me please? did you get rid of the nodules?
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replied August 22nd, 2009
2 Lumps in Lower Back, How do I get rid of them?
I have these lumps to, I have only had them about a week and just found the second one last night. my mom says they are probably knots in my back, but does anyone else have more info? They are about 1 in or smaller lumps matching on each side of my spine, the pain comes and goes and they are tender if you put pressure on them. I have tried Icing and applying heat, which helps but not for long. Has anyone's gone away?
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replied August 31st, 2009
can some one help... ?
i am only 18 and i have these lumps too, it could be fine all day and then i go to lay down to go to sleep and i get lots of pain and some times cant sleep all night, the bumps feel like bones and the pain is in my hole leg, and when i take a deep breath bc of strees i get this sharp pain for a cupple of seconds and about every min it happends. i try and massage it but it never helps. i went to a chiropractor and he fixed it, but then it came back, he said that i should strech more and thats about it, anyone have the same thing and knows what its called please let me know i cant take the pain anymore!!
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replied September 7th, 2009
runner...
i was 19 when i found my first lump and now i have 3 maybe a 4th... it nv causes pain and the doc said it was fat stuck in the muscle of my back. i didn't notice the lumps till after i started lose'n weight.. i'm hoping that if i continue to lose weight the muscles will absorb them as energy. here's hope'n.
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replied September 27th, 2009
Okay, I have lumps on either side of my spine. They are both very painful. I have been to many doctor's and they all tell me they're just Lypomas and they're not supposed to be painful. I had an MRI for it and the lump showed up, but they said there was nothing wrong with them. Yet they are still VERY painful. They effect a lot of my normal daily activities, and I don't know what to do. Every doctor I have been to just seems to brush it off as if it were "all in my head".
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replied April 11th, 2012
i been there so many times i think its because they really dont know what they are and they dont want to deal with it. i got sent to phsical therphy and got advil never told me what the heck the lumps were why there even there i have a bad spine right from the start now these lumps i fell this passed winter but never thought much of it i had sergery back in 2008 ever sence my neck hurts even worse they took out a tumor that was there but now i get bad shooting pain into my head that doesnt go away than this year my side and lower back when my side hurts witch hurts daily i have pain that goes down my right leg and i some times wake up and i cant feel my right side of my face.
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replied October 2nd, 2009
bumps in back
i totally know what you guys are tallkinga about. I have like 4 to 5 bumps in my back 2 in one side and another 2 that are kinda big and the last ne in my lowe rback. when i went to the docto she told me that i migth have escoliosis or rheumaotoids , . my simptons are : if im waling all of the sudden a sahrpe pain in the botton of my back apprears. then if i go to sleep the pain apears and starts to go trhough my legs . the midlle of my back really hurts . i cant even hold my baby for to long. i dont know what to do?
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replied October 4th, 2009
lumps on lower back
i also have these bumps on either side of my spine. i noticed them afterwork one day. i had a sore back and rubbed the spot and i had two bumps. started getting painful to sit down but not as bad standing up. i get lower back aches often right where the bumps are.so im in the same boat as everyone else. wondering what they are. a message therapist told me they could be fat build up on the muscle or scar tissue built up from the heavy lifting at work. im only 21 and have these things.
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replied October 22nd, 2009
I am 26 y/o and have had these lumps in my back for at least 10 years. Over the past 4 years they have increasingly become more painful and have started to cause me pain in my legs. I also suffer from chronic neck pain and feel almost like my head is too heavy for my shoulders. I have been to my GP on numerous occasions and been prescribed Ibuprofen and pain killers. These have never worked. I had my final straw a few weeks ago, the pain was so severe that i went to my GP to demand answers. I have now been reffered to a rheumatologist and my appointment is on December 13th. I have the uppermost sympathy and respect for you all having to deal with this problem. I will share my findings with you and would love to hear of any treatment or pain-easing methods that you come across. Lets hope we all get our probles sorted. Take care all. Steve
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replied March 12th, 2012
hi! may i know what happened to you?
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replied October 30th, 2012
Movable nodules in neck (below jaw) and in lower back
Did anyone on this site ever get any suggestions or diagnosis. I have similar symptoms. Recently noticed the back lumps that you can visibly move around and they have been tender and painful for several weeks. Also have pain/tingling that radiates out to legs.

FYI - this is my newest symptom - I have had Jaw/neck pain that started first several years ago, and I have similar movable nodules just below my jaw (with stiff neck all the time), and head feels "fuzzy" much of time. The tingling in legs is not new - started 18 months ago. Also, lots of "popping" in almost all my joints. Few other symptoms like burning dry eyes and bowel issues.

Had been to GP and Rheumatogolist, done blood work, MRI, etc... over past 2 years with no help or diagnosis of any problem.

Looking for answers...
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replied December 8th, 2009
What are these lumps in my back
I have them too. My nurse practioner seems to think they are lymph nodes that are swollen or maybe even scared, The are between the muscle and skin and move around, sometimes tender,sometimes not.
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replied April 20th, 2012
These lumps caused me pain for 12 years.
Hi everybody


I had these horrid lumps in my back and they gave me back pain for 12 years. I had two on the left hand side lumbar region and 5 on the right. These caused so much pain and siatica that I had to go on anti depressants as all the Doctors said that these were not the cause of my back ache. I recently found a surgeon who removed them and I am pain free. Dont give up, find a Dr that beleives you!!! These things are known as superficial fat nodules or fat herniations, even known as the back mouse. They cause all the muscles in your back to go into spasm. The surgeon that you need to find is one that does hernia suegery.
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