Curved Spine, Lump Or Bulge And Pain

Reviewed on 6/15/2020

Curvature of the spine, known as scoliosis, is relatively common and almost never dangerous. While scoliosis can lead to chronic back pain, it is unlikely to cause acute back pain. Degenerative disc disease and muscle strains are the most common causes of acute and recurrent back pain. Pain due to these causes generally resolves on its own with anti-inflammatory medications, exercises, and time. Severe pain, weakness of the arms or legs, and bowel or bladder incontinence could be signs of more serious conditions for which you should be seen immediately.

While the list below can be considered as a guide to educate yourself about these conditions, this is not a substitute for a diagnosis from a health care provider. There are many other medical conditions that also can be associated with your symptoms and signs. Here are a number of those from MedicineNet:

At MedicineNet, we believe it is important to take charge of your health through measures such as a living healthy lifestyle, practicing preventative medicine, following a nutrition plan, and getting regular exercise. Understanding your symptoms and signs and educating yourself about health conditions are also a part of living your healthiest life. The links above will provide you with more detailed information on these medical conditions to help you inform yourself about the causes and available treatments for these conditions.

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