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Can a back and neck injury cause pain in other parts of your body?

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Dr. Rohit Keswani
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: Kinetic Chain

It's important to understand the kinetic chain, an injury to one part of the body can definitely have an impact on another part.
Pain may alter the way you move, and that can cause additional pain in new areas. Furthermore, if you have a lot of pain in a lower extremity joint, you may begin to favor the opposite leg, overuse it and then develop pain.

In brief: Kinetic Chain

It's important to understand the kinetic chain, an injury to one part of the body can definitely have an impact on another part.
Pain may alter the way you move, and that can cause additional pain in new areas. Furthermore, if you have a lot of pain in a lower extremity joint, you may begin to favor the opposite leg, overuse it and then develop pain.
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