A 31-year-old female asked:
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i am 24 yrs old a smoker and every time i pop my back my upper sternum pops. it just started in the last couple of weeks. what could it be?

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Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holt answered
27 years experience Family Medicine
Cracking your joints: There are joints all along your sternum where each of your ribs meets it. Also your sternum is made of of 3 parts and there are joints between those. Each of these joints can crack like your knuckles when you stretch them. The more you do it, the more they'll crack.
Answered on Jul 6, 2013

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