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Can Sneezing Cause a Herniated Disc?

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For many people with back pain, the problem starts off small and then gradually builds. The most severe pain can be caused by a herniated disc. This happens when cracks occur in the outer layer of the disc and the material inside of the disc begins to push out and put painful pressure on the spinal cord or nerve roots

Numerous factors can cause a disc to herniate. For example, there may be too much stress on the disc due to poor posture or from being overweight. In fact, a herniated disc can be caused by a combination of factors, including a physical injury, or yes, even a sneeze. In that situation, there was an underlying bulge, rupture or herniation, and the sneeze triggered it to progress to a symptomatic level.

Should you experience this severe level of pain, chiropractic care can provide conservative, non-surgical options for relieving your symptoms. Health Quest doctors see patients with disc herniations every day and have a wide variety of tools and techniques to effective relief.

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