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Mondovi, WI
A 46-year-old female asked:

I've had 2 herniated discs (specifically c5/6 & c6/7) in the last six years. i have a large chest. is it possible that this is the cause?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 51 years experience
I doubt it: There no evidence that people have large chest have more cervical disc problems. There are study to show if a lady have large breasts that could strain her neck and back.
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 42 years experience
No the disc : Herniations did not cause the large chest nor did the large chest result in the disc herniations but the extra load on the neck could aggravate your symptoms there.
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Last updated Jun 11, 2018

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