Amanda

I have a medium sized, hard lump at my cervical spine #7 (the neck space just above the shoulders). Anyone know what it could be? In addition to this finding, I am having difficulty swallowing and often wake up choking in the middle of the night.

Asked by Amanda  4 years ago neck choking throat lump cervical┬áspine┬áproblem




Kimberly
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Amanda,
Coincendently enough I have several small bumps almost nodules at the base of my lower spine.  I have had them for approximately 8 months.  I asked my Rheumy and he said it is common for some AS patients to get cysts on the spine.  Some may be fluid or fiberous, but isn't generally an issue unless it changes in shape, size or if you get pain.  As for the swallowing issue, perhaps you have acid reflux?  Hang in there, you are not a hypochondriac!  I think we all tend to become more aware of our bodies once diagnosed.  I have had AS since I was roughly 2yrs old, misdiagnosed unfortunately for 20 years!  Just remember bodies in motion stay in motion! :O)

by Kimberly 4 years ago

Vic Parnell
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It sounds to me that it could be your Trapezium Muscle. It is more pronounced right in the center of your neck, and feels hard and bone like. Nothing to worry about. As for your troubles in swallowing. Get that checked out by your GP. It could be a number of things, including , but not limited to , medications you may be taking.


by Vic Parnell 4 years ago

Chapps
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Yeah, I wouldn't wait to hear from this forum - I'd be at my doctor's office. Hoping it's nothing big.

by Chapps 4 years ago

Kristin
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If you have endoscopy, check biopsy for eosinophilic esophagitis. I have AS and this as well.

by Kristin  4 years ago

James
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Always best to get lumps and bumps checked out by your gp matey just to be on the safe side hope its nowt to worry about

by James 4 years ago

Vicki Cannavaro Baroody
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Amanda, I have a hard lump at the side of my neck, which I believe the chiropractor said is a spinal stenosis. You should have it X-rayed. As far as the swallowing goes, try taking smaller bites and make sure you have plenty of saliva and chew really well. Most times when I have trouble swallowing it's because I've taken too large a bite, I'm rushed so I don't chew well enough, or the food is dry. Usually it happens with raw broccoli or a sandwich. I don't tend to choke, but I can feel the food stuck in my esophagus and it's really uncomfortable. Are you sleeping on your back when you wake up choking? If so, it could be from post-nasal drip. I can only sleep on my side (preferably the left). A physical therapist once told me to make sure to sleep with my body in "neutral," in other words no weird positions. I hope this helps.

by Vicki Cannavaro...  4 years ago

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I have a medium sized, hard lump at my cervical spine #7 (the neck space just above the shoulders). Anyone know what it could be? In addition to this finding, I am having difficulty swallowing and often wake up choking in the middle of the night.

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