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Child had sticking out bone in lumbar spine, causing discomfort. X-ray normal. What could this be?

my 16 year old daughter had a bone in her spine stick out on lumbar spine and it casts a dark shadow on it (like a bruise) it doesn't hurt when touched or pressed, but she does tell me she "feels it" when she moves and its uncomfortable. We had an xray done a year ago and doctor said there's nothing but the problem persists and she still "feels it". What could this be?
Asked On : Mon, 22 Apr 2013
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Thank you for your query.

Something which is felt in the lumbar spine but is not revealing in an X-ray can be further investigated by a MRI. I suggest you discuss with the doctor and get a MRI done to know the exact condition. Without an examination it is difficult for me to give any guidance.

I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction.

Wishing your daughter all the best.


Rajiv K Khandelwal
Answered: Mon, 22 Apr 2013
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