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Terrible back pain, lump on spine, pain from spine to knee. What could it be?

hi, after a rear impact crash a few weeks ago i have been left with terrible back pain . also, half way down my back (where the pain is) i have quite a large lump/ step out on my spine; it feels like its two bones long. i keep getting i stabbing pain with movement from near the top of my spine down to my right knee . this varies from a twinge to an hour or so long, i just have to hold still until it settles as it really is too painful to move at all. i am waiting for an MRI but i just want to know whats wrong. any ideas will be much appreciated, i am only 21 and worried that my back pain will persist through out life regards james
Asked On : Sun, 23 Dec 2012
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feeling a step or a lump in the spine is a "must see doctor "thing. it seems that you have consulted one and he has advised a MRI of the spine. you should also ask your doctor to get a x ray or CT scan of your spine as it will tell about the bony alignment of your spine much better than MRI, as your case may be. till than get absolute bed rest, can wear a corset also. take pain killers SOS and limit your activity .
take care.
Answered: Mon, 24 Dec 2012
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