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Why my back pops when I walk

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Konold
32 years experience Family Medicine
Normal. : Joint popping is normal. Not a sign of pathology. If it is not associated with pain, then don't worry about it.
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Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Snap, crackle, pop: My first thought is soft tissue rheumatism - muscles or snapping tendons. It is hard for bone to move around especailly since there is no pain d ... Read More

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
Only theories: Why joints sound like Rice Krispies Cereal (snap,crackle, and pop!) with no pain & normal functioning is a topic of debate. If your back does no ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience Internal Medicine
Back popping: What do imaging studies show.? Sometimes this happens after a old injury due to ligamentous damage in the sacroiliac area. Have it checked.
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Possible instability: Sometimes, a disc problem or spinal instability issue can present this way and you may need to work on other types of exercise to strenghen your core ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
SCIATICA: it is your sciatic nerve. need stretching exercise. need to take muscle relaxant. need to take NSAIDS not better see a doctor.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Rest: I would start taking an antiinflammatory such as ibuprophen or naproxen. Rest the back / no heavy lifting or twisting for sure. If not better in 4 we ... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nolan Segal
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Sacroiliac joint: Could be a sacroiliac joint problem or referred pan from a low back problem. Have an evaluation to make a DX for the proper treatment.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Sounds like: you may have a HAMSTRING tear....(Its a big tendon and partial tears are quite common!!) Continue RICE and ask your PCP for a referral to a Board Cert ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Exam would help: Hard to diagnose knee problems in this forum. Based on the "popping" there is a good chance this is mechanical (torn meniscus for example). In the ab ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: Knee swelling is inflammation that likely has nothing to do with trauma as you have no history of an injury. See a rheumatologist.

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