A 21-year-old female asked:
Whenever i stand up and start walking, my lower back cracks multiple times. this has been happening for around 1 month now. should i be worried?
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General Practice 54 years experience
No just aware: 21y fem. has "multiple cracking" sounds emanating from low back as she stands and walks. There is no mention of pain. Bone/joint crepitations are characteristic of those who have joint Hypermobility Syndrome. The vertebral spine elements, the vertebrae & disks, do not generate crepitations. If concerned, see an Osteopath.
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Last updated May 11, 2017
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