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Large, hard bulges at waistline with my stenosis problems

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,208
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:34 AM in Spinal Stenosis
This is a bit hard to describe, so I hope some who may experience the problem will understand what I'm going to try to explain:

When I began suffering pain in my back, hip, groin and leg--varying sites with different flareups--from my spinal and thoracic stenosis, I began to change shape. Since my left side is affected by the pain, I tend to lean rightward a lot of the time when standing or walking.

Almost from the onset, I started developing hard muscle masses at the back of my waistline, larger on the left side, but also on the right. At this point, after two years of pain, on and off, the bulges have caused me to become noticeably misshapen. They are visible though my clothing, and I am the same width at waist and hips. Naturally, my clothes don't fit correctly, and that on top of the trouble I already have in finding things to wear that don't cause me back or leg pain.

Please tell me I'm not alone in this particular predicament. Does anyone know how to deal with the problem of these overdeveloped muscles, or knots--whatever they actually are?

Thank you very much.


  • Could you be describing trigger points? Injections of steroids or massage can sometimes help those. Have you had opportunity to ask your doc? Google it and ask him/her about it.
  • I've tried googling, but I haven't found any references to this problem. (Incidentally, I noticed that I misstated my conditon in my first post. I meant to say lumbar and thoracic stenoses).

    I don't know whether the bulges are trigger points, and Ihaven't specifically addressed the problem yet to my doctor. I will keep searching for answers.

    Thanks for responding.
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  • https://www.aafp.org/afp/20020215/653.html

    article from the peer reviewed journal of american family physicians. tried to search sh articles(not threads) but came up empty handed.
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