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A 19-year-old female asked:

i snapped my back back farther than it is supposed to go 3 weeks ago. now when i try to bend backwards i feel like i am being stabbed with a knife?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 21 years experience
Slipped disc: In your back there are vertabrae (bones - like bricks) and then there are soft discs between them (like the mortar between bricks) - you can slip them or herniate them when you twist or bend too far.
Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Be seen: It sounds like you have an acute back strain. Be seen for an exam and diagnosis.

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Last updated Nov 27, 2017

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