Back pain and swollen lump at base of spine
January 21, 2011 5:49 PM Subscribe
My gf has a swollen puffy lump about 2.5" wide on the base of her spine, no discoloration or pain, it just appeared at the same time she got a sudden sharp stabbing pain in her right lower back - are these 2 things related, if so, can anyone tell us what it means?
Obviously we need to talk to the doctors, but she's been working with them for years and no one can tell us anything yet - we thought someone else might have some ideas?
posted by absolutshrk to health & fitness (12 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My girlfriend was the passenger in an awful car accident 4 years ago - her friend who was driving walked away fine, but she wasn't so lucky, and the doctors still can't fix her pain... she has severe lower back and knee pain (not sure if they're related - she has some nerve damage in one knee from car accident). She's only 25 yrs old, shes had the pain for going on 4 yrs and doctors can't really find the answer/solution.
Tonight she got a sharp sudden pain in her lower right back (very low, almost on her butt) that made it hard to walk, and even intense while sitting. At the exact same time a swollen lump about 2.5 inches wide at the base of her spine just appeared - very puffy, but not discolored or noticeable other then the swelling. I pointed it out to her, she said that area wasn't even sore, she didn't know it was there.
She's never (as far as we know) had this swelling there before, its soft and puffy, and as I'm typing its still there, going on 15 minutes - the pain is still bad in her lower back too.
Can anyone give us some idea as to what this lump might be, is it related to the pain?