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Squishy "knots" around muscles in my back that move when massaged.

I've had the issue for 10 years, however it's gotten progressively worse.

I have massive spinal pain often, normally when I wakeup (middle of my spine).

However, what causes the most problems (from lightheadedness/inability to breath in a relaxing manner) is **squishy "knots"** located normally on my back, always on the left side..sometimes there are multiple ones, below my shoulder where my arm rotates (rotator cuff area) -- other times it's located on the muscle that runs alongside my spine. However what's always the same is it *MOVES* with the pressure until it's "lost" or fades away, and I feel a massive relief/pain relief that's evident from the time it's gone.

But it comes back every day.

I'm sorry for the convoluted response, this has caused me agony and has impacted my life in many ways. Google has been next to zero help.

Sincerely

Don
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You should definitely show it a dermatologist or general surgeon. You say those knots can disappear completely? Do they hurt? A few things come in my mind- neurofibromatosis (but then you would have knots elsewhere), some kind of lymphdrainage problem I have never heard before, lymphnode enlargement due to infection or tumor (but then they wouldnt disappear again), fibroma or lipoma (benign, not dangerous tumor of fatty or connective tissue, which is located deeper between muscles and prolapses through muscle fibers. When muscle contracts, it causes pain, when you push it deeper back in the pain goes away and the lump disappears. When you sleep, muscles relax and the tissue slide between muscle fibers out again.)

If its lipoma or fibroma, it should be surgically removed since it disturbs you. Dont wait too long or it will slowly get bigger and bigger and disturb you even more.
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