upper severe back pain with lump
I have been trying to find what this lump on my back might be. It is on the right side of my spine and it sticks out about 1/2". Over the last year or so, I have had problems laying on my back and have found that I have to change positions to accommodate this pain. It began feeling like something was pinched and was very painful. Over the last 2 weeks I cannot lay on my back at all... it is excruciating. When I do lie on my back this lump feels like it is pushing my ribs out of place. The lump feels hard and firm on the inside to me. I cannot reach this area myself to actually feel it. Sitting bothers it but, it is tolerable. Lying is impossible.
I do suffer from Decrum's disease but, this lump and its pain is not anything like the Decrum's lumps and pain at all. Where the Decrum's lumps are fatty and mobile... this is hard and unrelenting. When I lay down it feels like it is trying to push clear through my chest.
Having looked on the web for many months for some inkling of what this could be, I find that I am continuously lead back to your site.
I know you cannot diagnose this but, I would appreciate some links or information to further my investigation into finding out what this may be.
I do have heart problems and COPD.
Please don’t tell me to see my GP, I lost my insurance in 2007. I am looking for herbal meds to help the immense pain in the meantime.
Any information, sites, links, at all you could provide would be greatly appreciated.