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Back Cracks All The Time
Very common: Very common and nothing wrong with that, it can have to do with our posture during the day. ...Read more
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?
Hard to say: I would schedule a followup appointment with your doctor just to ensure everything has healed in a good position. ...Read more
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 more
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 more
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 more
Mylower back cracks on its own accord mostly noticeable when I turn in bed but itdoes happen at other times.
Normal: If cracking is not associated pain in back or legs then it is normal. ...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
Hi, my upper back cracks every time I try to straighten it. It doesn't hurt but it almost feels as if bones were rubbing against each other. What is t?
Facet arthropathy: There are a number of possibilities, among the more common is facet arthropathy, which is an early degeneration of the facet joints. Facet joints are posterior joints that stabilize the spine. ...Read more
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
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
Back cracks: Back crack itself is a normal. However, people with osteoporosis or prolonged sitting in one position or those lack of exercise might have more tendency of back cracks without pain at beginning. You need take vitamin d and calcium, participate muscle strength exercise to prevent pain occur. ...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 more
My back cracks a lot. I'm sitting most of the day and when I get off and walk and I bend back my whole back cracks. Is that ok?
No problem: As long as you have no pain with this, it is not a problem. ...Read more
What does it mean when your back cracks often? I don't get as much exercise as I used to &it seems like my back is stiff & cracks more. Migraines also
Usually not to worry: Back and joint "cracking" is quite common. It occurs in teenagers up to the elderly. It can represent fluid shifting in and around the joints, soft tissues moving over other soft tissues or bony prominences. Unless accompanied by pain, it is rarely anything to worry about. I doubt that the migraines are related to the back noises. ...Read more
My back cracks like 24/7 without me purposely cracking (for example, putting my shoulders back, or getting into a straight posture). I'm only 15. Help?
Joints can make nois: Nothing seriousGet a more detailed answer ›
My lower back cracks when I bend over. Is this a normal part of aging, or a sign of osteoporosis?
Normal: This is very normal, just like when people crack their knuckles. You're simply moving your joints around and that is what's creating the popping sounds. No worries. ...Read more
When I bend over n shower my back cracks. Feels painful but feels as if it relieves pressure. Feel like I breath better also?
Ok. Question?: Consider going to a chiropractor.Get a more detailed answer ›
My back cracks way more now (when rotating torso) than in years past. Natural process of aging? Is this cracking "bad"? It feels good to crack it.
Back cracking: Typically with age we get more aches and cracking. Usually if there is no pain associated with the cracking there is no cause for concern. If you start experiencing pain you should be evaluated ...Read more
Multiple possibiliti: You should see your doctor for evaluation. This may be mild self-limited, or require further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
My back cracks so often and I have a lump in my lower back (left). Also, when I lay down on my back there is a few seconds of the feeling of a pressur?
Varies: The symptoms you are describing can have multiple potential causes, but among the more common is an abnormality involving the posterior facets joints in the spine. Consider being seen for an accurate diagnosis and to consider treatment options. ...Read more
When I take a deep breath my back cracks. No pain. But im 20yr old and I've never had this before. Also wrists have been cracking alot help docs?
Totally normal: The cracking is just gas bubbles popping in the joint fluid. Nothing to worry about, esp. Without any joint pain. ...Read more
I'm 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 Necessarily: There are multiple joints in your spine, ribs and shoulders and painless popping and cracking is very common. Just like popping the joints in your fingers, this is not harmful. ...Read more
Posture: Consider your posture as a source for a stiff neck. Smart phone syndrome, poor posture from staring at a phone to text, is affecting many young people. The muscles stiffen, so something is going to give, and that's the cracking sounds you hear from your vertebrae rotating. Spend your day looking upward. Get a massage and ask family to tell you you're handsome as reminder to look up. ...Read more
My back almost always feels like it needs to be cracked. It cracks every time I straighten out my back. Is this healthy?
Back cracking?: You should have an examination of your back for spinal issues. I am not an advocate of :back cracking". Get an xray: one picture is worth a thousand words. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on what you mean by " cracked." Some people say they can "crack" their back which usually involves the feeling of crepitance in the facet joints in the back. The spine should and does return to a normal position after that. If by "crack" you mean a fracture of the vertebrae which healed in a certain position, the spinal column does not usually remodel a deformity of a fracture. ...Read more
It depends...: If you had any serious damage done by this kick, you will have pain on moving your neck front down and back and side ways. If the pain is not severe then you do not need to be worried. Any bone crack or fracture will cause severe pain which will be made much worse on moving your head up or down and sideways. Then you will need a medical check up. ...Read more
My back feels the need to crack many times a day, and when it cracks it's loud and lots of disks in one movement. Does this suggest long term damage?
Best answered: By visiting your physician or a chiropractor. An examination and evaluation would be indicated prior to rendering an opinion. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Did a handstand and fell on my head. I heard my neck crack 3 times. My right lower neck has been hurting into the top part of my back. Been a week +?
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and may be taking images. It would be prudent to see your doctor and not let an injury go undetected. If you do not have a doctor, go to the nearest emergency room where they will likely do an x-ray to rule out fracture. ...Read more