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A 28-year-old female asked:

Someone landed on my head during sports and my neck cracked. now my middle back/spine hurts. is this normal?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 24 years experience
No: If your back hurts, it is not normal. If you had a sports injury that caused the pain and the pop, you need to get your spine examined and xray'd if needed.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
No : No, I would not say that is normal. Although it could splu represent a simple soft tissue injury that can quickly resolve, I would recommend being seen and having at a minimum an X-ray to rule out something more serious.

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