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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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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?

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?

Yes if you broke it: cracking the back by yourself unless you are a chiropractor. or a message therapist is not a good idea in a good healthy back nerveless in a broken one, even if you feel better after, stop before you cause a major neurologic damage and it will be too late ...Read more

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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?

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

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Why does my back crack all the time? I'm 23 years old.

Why does my back crack all the time? I'm 23 years old.

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

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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?

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

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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.

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

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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

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15 year old girl doing sit ups, lower back cracks each time she goes down, what can prevent this? Why is it happening?

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

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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