Tender nodules in the Back and Chiropractic treatment

The lower back is frequently the site of small fat nodules in the skin that are referred to as lipomas. These are normal and non cancerous tumors that are very common. The nodules can be pain sensitive and even refer pain into other areas of the back or buttocks. Many patients who seek the car of a Chiropractor may think theses nodules are related to a disc herniation condition but they are not related. There are several other areas of the back and hips that may be the source of tender spots that are not related to fat nodules.
One of the most common areas of the back and hips and may become pain sensitive and tender to the touch is the area over the sacro-iliac joint. The sacro-iliac joint lies just towards the center of the bump felt on both sides of the back just below the beltline. Tenderness of this area often indicates a problem with the sacro-iliac joint. The sacro-iliac joint is estimated to account for up to 40% of the cases of lower back pain. Sacro-iliac joint problems are often highly responsive to Chiropractic care. Sacro-iliac joint problems may develop quickly and even radiate pain into the thigh and buttocks. It is often difficult to differentiate a disc problem from a problem with the sacro-iliac joint.
A second area that is often tender in the lower back is the areas just to the outside of the two bumps felt just below the beltline. Pain or tenderness in this area may indicate a muscle tear to the gluteal muscles. Tears to the gluteal muscles are common following minor trauma or lifting too much.
Dr. Tom Etter is a Chiropractor and graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. Dr. Etter’s Chiropractic practice focus is the treatment of back pain, neck pain and muscular injuries. Dr. Etter is an approved Chiropractic provider for the following insurances: Blue Cross, UHC, Aetna, Cigna, Medicare, Coventry and others.

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