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can lower back hurt from coughing a lot?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
You bet it can: Coughing can result in Valsalva straining and increased pressure within and over back. If discogenic protrusion is present, pain will accentuate, but even if anatomically intact, a wracking cough can cause lumbosacral strain/sprain.
Answered on Jun 11, 2017

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