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Shot by the witch

Paul Ingraham ARCHIVEDMicroblog posts are archived and rarely updated. In contrast, most long-form articles on PainScience.com are updated regularly over the years.

Those Germans have a word for everything! “Hexenschuss” is a German word for back spasm or lumbago, but translated literally it means shot by the witch (hexe = witch and Schuss = shot). Hat tip to reader Richard Moison for teaching me this excellent word, now added to the introduction of my low back pain tutorial.

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