Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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You performed a Valsalva Maneuvar (increasing belly pressure by pushing your diaphragm down). These maneuvers are famous for causing herniated discs if the state of the disc is tenuous (ready to herniate).

The difference in pain locations probably has to do with the location of the disc and the nerve root involved. I have also seen facet irritation with the Valsalva maneuver.

Dr. Corenman

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Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.