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Spine and Back Health

Lump on the Back of My Lower Neck

12/22/2008

Question:

The lump on the back of my lower neck is the shape and size of a deviled egg, located over my spine. When pressure is applied, a fatty fluid moves (under the skin) to the left. Occasionally it causes me to feel a painless stiffness. When I went to the doctor (emergency clinic), he punctured the swelling with a needle and retracted blood. He said that there was no infection and prescribed a muscle relaxer and painkiller, both of which seemed unnecessary. I need a second opinion. It`s been two days and it`s getting bigger.

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