A 22-year-old male asked:
My neck, back, sholder, spine often makes scary cracing. what should i do?
2 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Cracking joints: This is usually not a worrisome symptom as long is there is no pain. Sometimes tight muscles can contribute, so i'd make sure you are stretching regularly and exercising.
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Rheumatology 56 years experience
Conditioning: This sounds muscular and condiitoning can be helpful. This is a painful condition and this sounds like fibromyalgia with widespread chronic pain; tender muscular - myofascial pain sites, poor exercise, poor sleep and poor stresscontrol can be part of the picture. Improving muscle tone and exercise is a key as well as control of the other issues.
5.9k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Apr 30, 2016
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