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Curved spine and prolonged sitting. Does it cause back pain?

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Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management
5 doctors agree

In brief: Sometimes

In my clinical experience, prolonged sitting, even w/ normal spine can result in taught muscles, flexed vertebrae & injured/inflamed nerves.
Injured ligaments also allow abnormal spine motion/hyperflexion during sitting, resulting in pain.Abnormal curves make the spine/muscles/nerves even more susceptible to such irritation.Osteopathic diagnosis, manipulation, prolo/neuroprolotherapy, etc. may help

In brief: Sometimes

In my clinical experience, prolonged sitting, even w/ normal spine can result in taught muscles, flexed vertebrae & injured/inflamed nerves.
Injured ligaments also allow abnormal spine motion/hyperflexion during sitting, resulting in pain.Abnormal curves make the spine/muscles/nerves even more susceptible to such irritation.Osteopathic diagnosis, manipulation, prolo/neuroprolotherapy, etc. may help
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
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Dr. Richard Rosenthal
Pain Management
4 doctors agree

In brief: No

A normal spine has three gentle curves-one in the neck, one in the mid-back, and one in the low back.
If you have back pain with sitting, this is one sign of a torn or cracked disc. If the pain is severe or limiting your activity, see your doctor and get an mri.

In brief: No

A normal spine has three gentle curves-one in the neck, one in the mid-back, and one in the low back.
If you have back pain with sitting, this is one sign of a torn or cracked disc. If the pain is severe or limiting your activity, see your doctor and get an mri.
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
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Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Typically not

A small curvature of the back is typically not associated with back pain.
You should be evaluated to make sure there is not a more serious underlying cause of your back pain.

In brief: Typically not

A small curvature of the back is typically not associated with back pain.
You should be evaluated to make sure there is not a more serious underlying cause of your back pain.
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
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