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My Back Cracks All The Time But Doesnt Hurt
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?
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
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
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
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
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 ?
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