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A 22-year-old male asked:

my neck, back, sholder, spine often makes scary cracing. what should i do?

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Dr. Chris Hawley
Family Medicine 24 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.
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 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.

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Last updated Apr 30, 2016

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