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Pain in back, between shoulder blades and neck. Firm mass in lower spine, sensitive to touch

35, 170, 5 3 Bulged disk diagnosed in 2007 L4/L5. Progressive pain throughout back, between shoulder blades, and into neck . Occasional shooting pain in legs, poor circulation. Found large, firm mass on lower spine , upper butt cheek to the left of spine when I rolled over onto my back in bed today. Can feel a difference compared to other side. Sensitive to touch. No insurance.
Asked On : Sun, 28 Oct 2012
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013
Thank you for posting your query.

Your bulged disc is probably causing compression of nerves in the lower back, as a result, you have pain and tingling in the legs. This would require an evaluation by a neurosurgeon, who would advise the best treatment approach- medical or surgical.

Initially, medical treatment is preferred, including pregabalin and physiotherapy. If this fails, surgery may be needed.

The mass also needs to be evaluated.

I hope my reply has helped you.

I would be pleased to answer, if you have any follow up queries or if you require any further information.
Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad,
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