A 45-year-old female asked:
why does my back ripple like a chiropractor is popping my bag . does that mean i have air in my back if so what causes that ?
1 doctor answer
Dr. John Munshower answered
29 years experience Family Medicine
Back "Pops": Your back has many joints in it (verterbrae). The cracking or popping sound is thought to be caused by the gases rapidly coming out of joint solution, allowing the capsule to stretch a little further. This is a benign occurrence that many people experience.
Answered on Jul 17, 2014
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