New Delhi: Ever felt a sudden pain inyour spine after a sneeze? Medics caution not to take itlightly as there are chances of the spine becoming vulnerableto serious disorders like a slipped disc, hernia or in rarecases, paralysis of limbs.
"A strenuous sneezing attack can leave the body withback spasms and upper or lower back pain and can cause injury.Vigorous sneezing not only wracks the entire body, but thepressure can be so intense it may actually cause a weakenedspinal disc to herniate. Sneezing aggravates already existentmusculoskeletal strain and might increase back pain thatresulted from a previous injury," explains Shrivastav. A powerful sneeze creates a flutter around the spinediscs and if sneezing results into a sudden pain in the back,it is best to avert a crisis by consulting a neurosurgeon, sayexperts. Bureau Report
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