Hello, how are you tonight? This is my problem among others but right now this is the one that is causing me pain and causing me not to do things I want to do because of pain and swelling. I have a little hunch that I've had since I was a teen and was tested for MS and all that stuff and it came back fine. So, I was told I had a bad posture etc, nothing was ever done to correct it. Well, I never realized that i was so hunched over until my recent boyfriend mentioned it and asked me about it. I told him it doesn't hurt, I've always had it and I asked him if it looked big to him he said no. Then, last week he told me where the lump is it was swollen and wanted me to go to the ER. I have been in pain in that area on and off all week. It has caused me to lay down a lot more this week with ice on the area and taking up to 800 mg of Ibuprofen. I decided to see a chiropractor for the first time ever tomorrow morning at 9 45. I have a script from my dr. to get an x ray done on the curve area of my back to see if I have osteoporosis or something like that. What could be causing my lump to be swollen, tender to touch and painful? I know it is hard to diagnose someone without actually seeing the lump and swollen area but do you have any ideas of what this may be? I am scared that I'm going to turn out like the hunchback of Notre Dame and I'm only 41 but I am short and Obese for my height. Thank you for reading. Have a nice night. Tygerose.