A 37-year-old member asked:
whenever i sneeze, my back hurts. can anyone tell me why?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Steven Cohen answered
22 years experience Sports Medicine
Muscle/bone/nerve: Sneezing builds significant pressure within the thorax. It may cause muscle pain, bone pain or nerve pain (like sciatica) if the sneezes are frequent and powerful. I relates to the forceful muscle contraction associated with sneezing.
Answered on Jul 4, 2013
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