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Friend, when we see a dog arching/hunching their back it is either a sign of abdominal or back pain. Having a history of jumping for the popcorn I feel comfortable in saying that he has back pain. He could have either pulled a muscle or a disc prolapsed and is putting pressure on the spinal cord.
In this case, I would definitely have him checked by family veterinarian this morning. They will start him on prescription and anti inflammatory and pain killing medications. The sooner he is started on these medications the better the outcome and quicker recovery. In the meantime, rest him; no running or jumping, activity should be limited to urinate and defecate on a leash for the next several weeks.
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