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Lump at top of the spine by my hairline

Looking to see if anyone has experienced similar. Been having a stiff neck upper back and a very cold sensation on the back of my neck. Also had some brief shooting pains in my arms and legs, but not sure if it is connected. It had gone away for a few weeks and started up. It was then I noticed a lump or bump at the top of my spine, right over it, by the hairline. It was more pronounced when I bent my head forward. It was very sore. It seemed almost muscular, it wasnt something that moved, it wasnt rock hard. It seems like after 2 days or constant prodding and worrying, its slightly larger and a have a mild headache.

For all I know, the "lump" might be something normal that I have always had and I just screwed up my neck tossing my 2 year old int he air. I must have looked at 100 photos online of the head and neck and I have seem some side profiles that show a bump exactly where mine is. But many others don't. I dont have the money this week to go to a doctor, but the stress is driving me nuts. Has anyone else experienced similar?


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