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Forum Name: Rheumatology Topics

Question: Swollen Back?

 Poda - Fri Apr 13, 2007 7:27 pm

Hi. I'm starting this therapy for low back, buttock, and groin pain of unknown cause. I've had a large workup urologically and decided to try a chiropractor. First thing he noticed is my right side of back "sits up" as he says when I'm laying down, so that it's much higher up than the left. X-Rays don't reveal any type of scoliosis. Now, I should say this has gone on for about 2 years now. Is there anything in the rheumatological field that can cause this type of swelling of one side of the back?
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Sat Apr 21, 2007 2:21 pm

User avatar I'm not familiar with any rheumatological diseases that would cause what you are describing. You may have some soft tissue swelling due to pulled muscles or inflamed joints that may be causing the swelling.

You may wish to see a sports medicine specialist. They can be very helpful in sorting out musculoskeletal disorders.

Best wishes.

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