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Lower back pain and Lump at base of spine.

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:35 AM in Lower Back Pain
Hello, first post here.

I have a quick question, A number of years ago I visited a doctor to ask the question regarding a lump at the bottom of my back that feels a little like one of those stress balls.

Doc advised me it was just a cyst and its nothing to worry about, until recently its not played a major part in anything, I have recently started to get back pain beyond belief, the lump seems to have grown in size and now hurts to touch it, the paid is intense and goes from back to front.

Would anyone know what this lump might be and any possible treatments you would advise.


Wayne Austin



  • hi...and welcome....boy you must be woried about that lump....you'de think it would have got better instesd its getting worse. i dont know bout you but if it was me id be knocking down door of the dr. it may only be a cyst but let the experts pass judgement.....hope its nothing....pete
  • Hi >:D< Welcome To Spine Health >:D< Do you take any medication? :? Have you ever had any surgery? :? If you are worried keep going back to the doctor until somthing is done!! :S Where in the UK are you? :) Keep us posted >:D<

    Angie :H
  • MY Son and daughter-in-law live on a farm in Upstate NY. A few years ago my daughter-in-law developed a bad back after she had gained some weight. The farm life was very strenous for her and she wanted to leave.she had terrible lower back pain and a tiny lump at the base of her spine. My son was incapable of doing this so he did research on the web and found a Dr Michael Paster in nearby Guilderland, NY at www.spinalaidguild.com ,that does Spinal Lumbar Decompression Therapy from the Spinalaid Center of Guilderland and claims to work wonders for people. This doctor says that my daughter-in-law is a prime candidate for treatment and that insurance will cover most of it. My questions is does this stuff really work or is surgery in a big city hospital and then rehab her proper course of treatment?
  • Hi Wayne,

    You need to go back to your GP asap and tell him/her how much it hurts. He needs to re-examine you, then if he can't deal with it onsite, he'll refer you to the appropriate specialist.

    If it's a cyst (and it sounds as if it is), he'll refer you to Dermatology unless he can handle it himself. If he thinks it's in some way connected to your spine, he'll refer you to Orthopaedics.

    If he refers you to a specialist, he'll probably make your referral 'Urgent'. As you know they have categories/boxes they tick and I think he'll tick the 'Urgent' box, purely because you're in so much pain.

    Don't worry about it unnecessarily, but do see him/her tomorrow, just to get it assessed as quickly as possible.

    When you ring the GP and the receptionist asks whether it's urgent, say yes. If you've got the same system as ours, unless you say 'yes', you won't get seen for weeks, if not months!

    Good luck Wayne.

  • Hiya >:D< , Welcome to Spine Health >:D< Most speicialists use surgery as a last option if no other treatment works, :B or if they think that is the best option for the patient :? . A good specialist WILL NOT do surgery unless they have to, :) as its her back :''( , dont be afraid to get a second opinion and ask questions :? . Good Luck!! >:D< Keep us Posted!!! :H

    Angie >:D<
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