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I'm 18 and my back cracks a lot no pain it just cracks dose that mean anything?

I'm 18 and my back cracks a lot no pain it just cracks dose that mean anything?

Small Cartilage chng: When changes occur in the cartilage of our facet (or back) joints such as small tears or when gases escape from inside the joint capsule in can "crack." Many people say this helps their back feel better especially if they have spasm. However,If you are feeling pain when your joints pop or crack, then you should seek a health care professional. It does not appear to be dangerous at all. ...Read more

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My back cracks a lot. Is this okay?

My back cracks a lot. Is this okay?

Ok: This is ok and you are doing your own spinal manipulation like cracking your knuckles. You are most likely "cracking" your facet joints which stretches their joint coverings or capsules which causes a reflex relaxation of the surrounding back muscles giving you relief. There is no harm in you doing this. ...Read more

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Hello, I have mild spinal bifilar, and work as a cna. My neck and back crack a lot at work. When i get up in the am my back really hurts. Why?

Hello, I have mild spinal bifilar, and work as a cna. My neck and back crack a lot at work. When i get up in the am my back really hurts. Why?

Spine nerve irritate: If you have thyroid problems, that can give rise to muscle pains. You may also be lifting too heavy at work.Spinal nerve root irritation always causes muscle spasms. If the pain is primarily due to nerve damage, there are symptoms of pins and needles, numbness, burning, shooting and sharp pains. If the pain is due to nerve irritation with predominant muscle spasm, the pain is usually aching, . ...Read more

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Since having son three months ago, I feel like my back and shoulders cracks a lot when I stretch and I feel tight. What could this be?

Since having son three months ago, I feel like my back and shoulders cracks a lot when I stretch and I feel tight. What could this be?

Muscle strain: You may not be stretching as much as you need to. Stretch frequently and use different positions when you hold your baby so your muscles won't tighten up when you sit for a long time. Try some yoga or other flexibility exercise to get back in shape. ...Read more

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Is it bad to crack your back a lot I have a habbit of cracking my back everyday?

Is it bad to crack your back a lot I have a habbit of cracking my back everyday?

No: No-you are simply doing the equivalent of "cracking your knuckles"- it feels good or it just becomes a habit. By "cracking" or mobilizing the small joints of your spine( the facet joints) it causes a temporary reflexive relaxation of the surrounding muscles. This is what an osteopath or chiropractor will attempt to achieve with manipulation. You are doing your own! ...Read more

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Ever since i had my baby my back has been hurting. Should i be worried? My back and chest also cracks a lot in my chest too. Should i be worried?

Ever since i had my baby my back has been hurting. Should i be worried? My back and chest  also cracks a lot in my chest too. Should i be worried?

Usually not.: Back pain usually improves with exercise and core strengthening. If the back pain persists or you develop neurological symptoms such as leg numbness, pain or weakness or bowel and bladder incontinence you should see your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Back hurts when i'm laying down belly up? Its the lumbar region and i haven't bruised or injured it. I crack my back a lot, could this be the problem?

Back hurts when i'm laying down belly up? Its the lumbar region and i haven't bruised or injured it. I crack my back a lot, could this be the problem?

Probably degenerativ: Don't believe that "cracking ' your back is the problem. Stretching exercises may actually be helpful for flexibility. You may actually have degenerative disc disease of lower back. ...Read more

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Im 30 my neck and back cracks constantly I hv done a lot of general labor in past tho I hv smkd for 15 years cld this be early stages of lung cancer?

Im 30 my neck and back cracks constantly I hv done a lot of general labor in past tho I hv smkd for 15 years cld this be early stages of lung cancer?

Not really: First you should stop smoking, you are concerned &causes cancer early lung cancers will not produce any symptoms, majority are detected in late stages when no longer curable. Your cracks may some other reason like early arthritis, etc and see your doctor. ...Read more

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Why does my back cracks all the time especially the upper part of my back?

Why does my back cracks all the time especially the upper part of my back?

Very common: Very common and nothing wrong with that , it can have to do with our posture during the day. ...Read more

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