A 19-year-old female asked:
why do hiccups hurt my spine?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Julie Abbott answered
45 years experience Preventive Medicine
Hiccups: are uncontrolled contractions of the diaphragm...the muscle that contracts to expand your chest when you breathe. Other muscles in the chest may also contract and, when tightened, press on the paraspinal nerves. A nice hot shower to try to relax these muscles will probably help. Good wishes:)
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
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