Lower Spine Bulge
I'm 23 years old, and not in the best shape. I'm very thin, but I hardly ever exercise and sit at a computer all day at work ..
About a month or so ago I noticed that when I bent my back backwards, theres a bulge in my lower spine. I kind of just ignored it and figured it was just my bone being weird (it's rock hard, like a bone) .. but lately it seems like I can feel it more often, I dont know if it's getting bigger, or maybe just swollen?? I can kind of feel it when I'm standing up straight. It completely disapears when I bend forward ....
It doesn't hurt, I figure it may be due to my horrible posture and the fact that I ALWAYS lean forward real bad at work .. but it still bothers me. Today I decided to fix my posture and all day I sat perfectly, and now the "bulge" kind of hurts .. Could that mean that it is due to my horrible posture?
I don't think its a spinal tumor .. It feels too much like a bone or a joint that's just knocked out of place .. but yet it doesn't hurt.
What could this be ????
Posted By Jessica on June 03, 2008 at 18:29:01:
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