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Pressure in the spine. What could be causing this?

Hi I have this feeling/ sensation/ pressure in the middle of my back on my spine like someone is pressing a marble into one spot (for almost 6 months). It is most noticeable when I press my back up against a chair, lie down or curve my back. It is starting to become an annoyance, despite not being painful. Any explanations would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Asked On : Wed, 23 Jan 2013
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Thanks for posting this question in HCM
Let me explain that the feeling you have described could be due to several reasons and our job will be to pin point the exact cause of such feelings and this will guide us for treatment. Such feelings can be due to various causes like spinal cord problem, compression in the spinal cord due to infections or even tumor. The best thing will be to be examined by a neurologist who will assess the exact neurological problem. I mean he will examine the back for any local pain, swelling etc and he will do a detailed neurological assessment regarding the presence or absence of any neurological deficits. This will help us guide you if you need a MRI scan of the back or not. If both the neurological examination by a neurologist and MRI scan comes as normal, then you may benefit with physiotherapy or else you will have to undergo treatment as per the cause identified by these tests
Hope this clarifies
Answered: Thu, 24 Jan 2013
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