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Lower Back Pain And Cracking
Lower back pain. Constant need to crack back, to the point where I will feel uncomfortable in my skin. I try to resist cracking but I often fail.
Facets: When people talk about " popping" their back in a similar manner as when people do it with their knuckles, this usually involves the facet joints; which are small joints that run up and down each side of the back. Similar to cracking your knuckles, the etiology is not well understood, but may be related to a build up of nitrogen in the capsule of the joint. ...Read more
Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more
What are symptoms like fatigue, joint pain, lower back pain, hip pain, numbness in feet, tongue pain & cracking indicative of?
Many causes: There are many causes to these symptoms and there is not one simple answer. For example, numbness in the feet occurs with vitamin B12 deficiency, arsenic toxicity, POEMS, and diabetes mellitus. Fatigue is also caused by many different things. In your case, you will find it helpful to have some blood tests, such as the test for SPEP, along with some other basic tests, for these symptoms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Stretch & strengthen: Minor back pain is usually due to muscle, tendon, or ligament causes. It is best to rest (but not bed rest), stretch, and strengthen. See my health guide on back pain. If minor back pain does not improve, or if it worsens, be sure to follow up with your family doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many: Many causes of low back including: musculoskeletal strain/sprain/spasm, bulging discs, degenerative disc disease, annular disc tear, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, spondylosis/arthritis, metastatic cancer to bone and the list goes on and on. Most important - get a work-up by your physician to determine the cause and only then can treatment options be considered. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See doctor: Low back pain is very common. Often it is just from musculoskeletal strain, bad posture, not enough stretching or exercise. However it can be caused by more serious problems so it is best to check with your doctor for an exam to make sure it is not serious. If it is not a serious problem, then physical therapy or a chiropractor may be helpful. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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