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A 36-year-old member asked:

When i lift my arms up over my head and arch my back to stretch, i get a shooting sharp pain through my lower abdomen. what could cause sharp pain?

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Dr. Douglas Miller
Pathology 41 years experience
Spine problem: You may be compressing a nerve root in your spine when you arch your back in the manner you describe. You should see a neurologist who may need to order an MRI or ct scan to see why this happens: disc disease, tumor, bone growth, etc. Until you are seen and evaluated, try not to stretch in that manner, and do not see a chiropracter.

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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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