What is the cause of the lump near my neck and collarbone, along with shoulder pain and swelling at the back of my neck?

Q. Can a lump in the neck region indicate scoliosis?

Answered by
James F. Geiselman
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Oct 01, 2023

Hello doctor,

I have noticed a lump near my neck and collarbone. Also, I have pain and swelling at the back of my neck and shoulder. Could these symptoms be indicative of scoliosis?

Thank you.



Welcome to icliniq.com.

I read your query and can understand your concern.

I have reviewed the attachment (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). I cannot observe the lump you mentioned on your neck in the photos. Depending on its location, it could be an enlarged lymph node, muscle spasm, or another condition. It is important to note that a diagnosis of scoliosis cannot be made solely based on shoulder pain. I would like to seek further details about the severity and precise location of the shoulder pain. As your physician, I would conduct a chiropractic examination and recommend chiropractic adjustments and exercises if you are deemed suitable for such treatment. However, I suggest returning to a local chiropractor for proper care and treatment since you are not my patient. After performing an examination, your chiropractor may consider ordering X-rays to confirm a diagnosis, but I anticipate they will recommend a trial of care to assess your response.

It was a pleasure to help you, and I look forward to helping you further with your medical needs.

Thank you.

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