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Back Cracks All The Time
My back cracks all the time and it doesn't hurt or feel uncomfortable in any way, in fact I feel better afterwards but i'm worried I might be overdoing it. Is this a good or a bad thing to do?
Dr. can check if ok: Cracking a joint moves the parts of the joint, with the cracking noise coming from cartilage surfaces sliding, from movement of a little air-space from one place in the joint to another, or from some other non-traumatic event. A person with no joint pains before or after cracking a joint is probably not damaging the joint. However, a doctor can check to see how usual or unusual one's cracking is. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I broke my back a year ago, my back cracks all the time and in one position it hurts alot when i crack it but feels better after, is this bad?
Several reasons: It may be the way you are built or that your musculature is just tight. Cracking noise or sensation can be from several origins ranging frim the small joints of your back "popping" like the cracking of your knuckles to tight soft tissue structures giving the same sensation when stretched or moving over one another or another musculoskeletal structure. It is not a pathologic or bad thing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The back of my head goes numb and i have blured vision and the back of my head cracks all the time it feels like presure on my brain at the back?
Headache disorder: You may very well have a headache disorder of some type. I would recommend that you seek out a headache specialist and begin tracking your episodes. Once there is a good diagnosis then, treatment options become much clearer. If you'd like to chat: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more
I'm young and i'm having a lot of back problems.My lower back always hurts the most.I crack my back all the time i don't know if it's making it worse.
Young: At 19 it would be unusual for you to have a serious spinal condition, but it is worth getting checked out. I personally to not believe that "cracking" your back makes a hill of beans in your pain. The cracking is simply the forming of a nitrogen atmosphere within your facet joint capsule. Google facet joint. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
15 year old girl doing sit ups, lower back cracks each time she goes down, what can prevent this? Why is it happening?
Cracking normal: Creaking or cracking of joints is usually normal particularly if there is no pain or restricted motion. It's like cracking your knuckles. ...Read more
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?
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. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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