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Lump in back of neck

Hello my name is Michael and i am concerned about a lump i have found in my neck, i believe its between C6 & C7 but not absolutely sure, i have had a dramatic increase in severe headaches of late, i also have periodic episodes which leave me disoriented and occasionally my hands spasm, i am unsure whether these are related but thought it wise to mention, I have been aware of the lump for two weeks now and it is not painful to manipulate but feels solid and out of place. Am i reading to much into this or should i visit my doctor? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanking you in advance :)
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351246 tn?1379685732
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Hi!
Though it is very difficult to diagnose a lump without examination, I will try my best to list the possibilities and explain how each lump is diagnosed. In some people the occipital bone at the back of the skull has a protuberance. This is a normal finding. Another normal finding is a protruding spine of cervical vertebra due to bad posture. The other possibilities are a cyst, a neurofibroma (localized harmless swelling in a nerve), lipoma (localized collection of fat), a swollen lymph node, an abscess, or folliculitis (hair follicle infection). Rarely is it a bony tumor like osteoma. Since you have spasms, you could be having a pinched nerve.
Do discuss this with your doctor and get yourself examined. Take care!
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