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Split and lump on spine, popping and cracking sound, feels better on rubbing. Treatment?

Ok about a year ago I was stretching and heard my spine pop and crack like 30 times it is right around my bra strap now I have a little spli in my spine fall owed with a lump that causes me to be in pain everyday it does feel better when my boyfriend takes the tips of his fingers and rubs each side of it but not for long what is the problem please help
Asked On : Mon, 31 Dec 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
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From description , it seems you might developed muscular or ligamentous strain or sprain over back. Now after one year if it persist ,I would suggest getting this evaluated by an orthopedician for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate management. You may get the MRI of the area affected under his/her guidance.

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Answered: Thu, 22 Aug 2013
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Spine Surgeon Dr. Niranjan Kavadi's  Response
It is less likely a lump lasting for one year is causally related to the pop and crack that you heard in your back while stretching. It is in fact unlikely that the lump is related to the spinal structures as such. If it is soft it may be a lipoma which is a common benign swelling containing fat cells. If the pain is increasing or the swelling is not resolving it is definitely advisable to see a doctor and have imaging if necessary.
Answered: Thu, 22 Aug 2013
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