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Lump on the back, hurts on touching, causes breathing trouble, not visible on ultrasound or X-ray. Treatment advise?

I have a lump in my back and one doctor said it is a Lipoma . Was not visible on an ultra sound nor a chest x-ray . It hurts when I touch it or lean against it and gives me trouble breathing sometimes. I went to a pulmonologist and he said it is a knot in my back to go to a Chiropractor but everyone tells me to NOT go to a chiropractor, they are the worst and you have to keep going. What should I do??
Asked On : Fri, 14 Sep 2012
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Hi Lori,

One thing is sure from your history. You seem to be having an obvious lump in your back. It may be a lipoma, fibroma, sebaceous cyst or any other swelling as well.

The management is easy. Just get a biopsy of it and look for the histopathological report. It will confirm the nature of the tissue in the swelling. Excision can be done on an elective basis later on.

I do not think the chiropractor can help you on this.

Hope this helps you.

Get it out of your body soon.

Answered: Fri, 14 Sep 2012
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