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Grinding Noises In Back
My son 6yrs old has some coughing, flemmy throat and tends to make a grinding noise back of throat; bringing up green flem. What can I do?
Chronic inflammation: From either allergy or low-grade infection or both... Either way he deserves an exam that will evaluate his nasal cavity and his tonsils/throat. There is probably a regimen that will help him depending on the underlying cause. Get it checked out and it may lead to some beneficial changes in his sleeping and life! ...Read more
For over 2 years the top of both my shoulders really hurt to touch and when I turn my head left all right and back and forth I can here like a crackling and grinding noise what could it be?
Degeneration: You are describing crepitation in your neck, which most likely is caused by degeneration (normal aging changes) in your cervical spine, with associated inflammation. This is very common and nothing to worry about. However, if your symptoms worsen or become more concerning, do see a physician. The shoulder pain is likely regional radiating pain from your cervical spine. ...Read more
I notice a grinding sound in lower back when twisting or leaning to one side. It only seems to be when I turn to my left, mainly when sitting. No pain?
Back issue: Back sounds are subjective. If you are in in no pain and your back function is not impaired, I would not worry. ...Read more
The discs in my backbone feel like they are grinding against each other. I have been doing the insanity workout for approx 2 weeks now during my lunch break. When I get home in the evening, my back is very stiff and I can feel the discs in my backbone rub
Starting: Starting to exercise is hard on the body especially when you were inactive. It sounds like the "insanity" workout is too stressful on your back. You would probably benefit from stopping "insanity" and then start with a beginner workout and slowly build up to "insanity". Last thing you want is to hurt your back. I would discuss your pain with your primary care doctor, physical therapist and trainer. Good luck! ...Read more
Varies: There are a number of potential causes. Some people will actually have a osteochondroma in the undersurface of their scapula that can cause grinding as it rubs over the rib cage. Their are many other possibilities. I would not hesitate to be seen for a specific diagnosis. ...Read more
My knee clicks and grinds every time I bend it. I fell awkwardly about 8 months back there's no pain but it grinds and clicks. Help?
My collerbone feels like its poping out of place when sitting on couch. Lifting arm pops it back usually now its grinding and in pain when moved.
Instability: The collar bone articulates with the sternum medically and the acromion laterally. It is held in place by ligaments. It sounds like at one of these joints, there must be some instability present, which can occur for a number of reasons. I would not hesitate to be seen and thoroughly evaluated to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
I would preform meticulous home care in that area. Use a mouth wash as well-- may be appropriate time time to consider a visit to dentist. ...Read more
Yes: Especially if displaced or excessive bone healing has occurred. ...Read more
Is there anything I can try to keep my back from grinding until my spinal fusion? Also what about cramps?
WearBack Support: I am sure your back surgeon and physical therapist have given you guidance. Please follow those. Do not ride in the car for long distance, avoid high impact exercise like running/biking. Try stationary bike/elliptical instead. Sitting for long times also hurts. Gentle stretching helps. ...Read more
Everytime I walk or move I hear a "grinding" or "cacking" type of sound. Could this be coming from back or neck? What type of symptoms could cause?
Grinding - tissue: This suggests that something is rubbing: bone on bone or on other tissue, tendon rub, cartilage rub. When you see you physician tell him of her about this and also if there is pain or other symptoms there. You need to pay close attention as to where it is coming from. ...Read more
Left shoulder makes a loud popping/ grinding sound every time I move it up and back down or shrug it's been doing this for around 3-4 months thoughts?
Shoulder popping: Popping is not a symptom indicative of any disease. If you have any other symptoms besides that, you can relay those for making correct diagnosis or better off - talk to your regular doctor who can examine you and make the correct diagnosis. ...Read more
Severe pain in lower back, left side, especially while sitting down. Almost feels like two bones grinding together. What is this? Very painful.
Pain: Its diffictult to say without being able to examine you in person. Pain that changes with position is most likely musculoskeletal in origin. ...Read more
I have grinding noise when I move my neck from side to side it feels like one bone is rubbing in each other and olso this makes me back pain!?
Common: Grinding and popping of joints is common as we get older. If you have a history of trauma to your neck or back, some evaluation with xrays is needed to confirm no fractures. Our discs wear out over time, so most of us will have areas that are bone on bone. This doesn't have to be painful but can limit our ability to move as freely because the joints fuse together. Don't try to make things pop. ...Read more
Why would my shoulders/back grind nonstop when I shrug/roll them? It gets sore. I'm only 25. Been under a lot of stress. Also use computer a lot.
When I lay in my back on a the floor to do pt, it feels like I am trying to grind my sacrum bone into the floor. Foam mat no help. Very painful! Why?
There may be a: Variety of reasons. So make sure you are doing your exercises with proper techniques. Make sure you follow specific instructions provided to you by your therapist. If one specific program leads to increased pain, avoid that particular exercise, as there may be alternative exercise that can allow you to achieve same goal. ...Read more
Would a good neurological dr, take a look at my notes & tests? Neroapathy going on like nerves going caput & neck spine grinding going on with facial
A Comprehensive Exam: From a neurologist :starts with a detailed history, which may include previous doctors notes if they cannot be relayed in a conversation with you. This is followed by a focused physical and neurological exam and ordering tests relevant to the problem checking that those were not done before.) keep in mind that sometimes the details you think are important are not necessary for diagnosis... ...Read more
Knee grinds when laying on my back when lifting it up to stretch. It hurts going down stairs. Locks up going up stairs once in awhile. What is happening?
Evaluation needed: The uncomfortable grinding and especially the locking may be signs of cartilage damage within the knee joint. Suggest you seek evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon for diagnosis and possible treatment. It may just be wear and tear but with locking you may have a cartilage tear. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
I had cheilectomy in July. I only have a 40 degree bend. When stretching it grinds, after a day at work it's very sore. Do I need to go back to ortho?
Check it and see.: That would be a good start. It is always best to report to the surgeon when post operative events arise. The question is whether or not he will do anything about it. ...Read more
Is it possible to change the weight balance of bite if sone of front teeth has been grinded down. Very back teeth seem to come onto contact before oth?
There are certain guidelines to a properly balanced occlusion.
I recommend you do some research and find a dentist that is known for expertise in this area! ...Read more
Ability to pop and grind all joints 19 male. Recent swelling in lower back and slight pain. Degenerative disease?
Could be: Could be the case or could also be normal variation. At your age it would be important to make sure there is no underlying infection causing the swelling of the back and joints. I would be seen by doctor. ...Read more
Knees make a grinding noise when walking up the stairs. Even if im sitting and bend my knee back and forth. Its loud and it feels weird?
My coccyx is abnormally protruded that I cannot do crunches without it grinding on the floor. Do I need to wear a body brace to realign my spine?
Unlikely: I doubt there is anything abnormal about your coccyx. The easiest way to determine the cause of the problems is to see a doctor, have the area examined and x rays done. ...Read more
For patients with grinding habits, are crowns made of gold good option for back teeth 11, # 14 Can you review gold crowns Cons and pros? Please.
Good functional opt: Gold is a wonderful material to fabricate a posterior crown, especially for a grinder! The pros are the way it will function & wear against the opposing arch, no risk of breakage and excellent marginal integrity & fit. The major con is the esthetics, but not a big deal on a posterior tooth. Today, Zirconium milled crowns are supposed to offer all the pros of gold, but with esthetics. ...Read more
Had Fusion L4-S1 Feb 14. Back is now grinding w/increased pain, so my surgeon ordered an MRI. Can he see from an MRI what is making the grinding feel?
Gt chronc pain in my left shoulder blade xrays shows mild scoliosis, but it fels better the reassure and when exercising I hear its grinding what s it?
Not stretching: May be that you do not stretch enough or warm enough the muscles and them overused them too quickly and it is sore. ...Read more
I fractured my 2 3 and 4th ribs in the back. Could grinding under my shoulder be from inflammation?
Your scapula: Your scapular bone is rubbing against the uneven ribs which you broke and cause the grinding. ...Read more