Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
178 Doctors are Online

Tenderness at back of head, small painful lump behind left ear, chronic lower back pain, oxycontin, oxynorm

Hi, I have extreme tenderness at th back of the head where the neck starts. I think this is called the occipital bone? I also have a small painful lump behind my left ear and when pressure is applied it hurts quite bad. Im 35 years old woma, 173cms and 94-95kgs. I was 80ish kgs till a year ago untill i started suffering chronic lower back pain around the area of my sacrum , coccyx and hip area and became very depressed and was quite sore when i woke in the morning. The back pain restricted my excercise and i gained 25-30kgs. I have in the last 4months lost 10kgs but the pain has not improved which my doctor said it would. If anything recently it has worsened. Im wondering if my back & sore head are related. The sore head and lump concern me but my back & hip pain are the worse problem. It has affected my family life quite badly and im getting quite depressed and even thoughts of suicide enter my head. I take 20mgs oxycontin twice a day & 5mgs oxynorm 3 times a day, this used to help slightly but recently it has stopped easing the pain. I also have two lumps on my lower back(episacral lipomas i think they may be called) which are very painful. My back pain is worse from sitting for long periods, driving and being on my feet for long periods. Lying down and resting only eases the pain slightly. The pain often radiates down my buttocks and into my legs. Please do you have any idea on either of my problems? Im at my wits endThankyou
Asked On : Wed, 25 Apr 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  964
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics
Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Thanks for writing to us.
From your description, it seems that you are having degenerative disc disease affecting the lumbosacral spine causing lower back pain radiating to legs. The swellings in the neck could be swollen lymph nodes and need to be confirmed after examination. Bed rest is the mainstay of treatment. MRI will help in detecting the cause of pain in base of skull.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Thu, 26 Apr 2012
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor