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I have an enlarged vertebra, middle of back, not sore or painful.

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I have an enlarged vertebra, middle of back, not sore or painful. Only noticed this two days ago.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Mark replied 7 years ago.
Do you mean you can see a more prominent "bump" on your back from the bone sticking "out" of the skin?

Is this where your neck meets the shoulders? Or the thorax/chest area? Or lower back?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
a more prominent bump middle of back, one of the vertebra
Expert:  Dr. Mark replied 7 years ago.

This should not be anything to worry about.

Unless there are symptoms of pain, numbness, weakness, usually the back is not imaged. You are probably just noticing the prominent "spinous process", or piece of the bone that often can be seen and felt in more slim people.

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