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Is it normal that my back keeps cracking all the time? My back is sore also. 

Is it normal that my back keeps cracking all the time? My back is sore also. 

Back pain: Cracking in your back may just be air pockets in the joints, similar to when finger joints crack. I advise following up with a doctor to evaluate your pain. ...Read more

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What exercises can I do to stop or minimize my neck from cracking all the time due to severely hyper extended tendons (lower back of my head)?

What exercises can I do to stop or minimize my neck from cracking all the time due to severely hyper extended tendons (lower back of my head)?

None: Don't worry about noise or cracking. Instead, worry about numbness, tingling, weakness & pain. But don't worry about noise. There are no exercises to decrease noise or cracking. But anyone should go see his/her doctor if movement is painful or if any above noted symptoms. Also a good idea if any recent trauma or injury prior to new onset of cracking. ...Read more

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Having a hard time cracking my back its painful until I do it. It feels like I need to crack it near my scapula.Also a snappy sound when I finally do?

Having a hard time cracking my back its painful until I do it. It feels like I need to crack it near my scapula.Also a snappy sound when I finally do?

Tendinitis: Discomfort posterior shoulder & snapping sound w. shoulder rotation suggests levator scapulae, LV, muscle spasm; snap as tendon is suddenly impinged by superior scapula spine; like guitar string being picked. Spasm secondary to LV conscripted to assist deconditioned superior trapezius muscle weakened from disuse secondary to AC separation. Physical Therapist w. a few grey hairs your best advisor. ...Read more

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Been having upper back with cracking and popping and pain in the chest on the left side.I woke up this mornin and to my surprise the pain was now on the right side with the same cracking and popping.I have been to the ER numerous times and just sent home

Been having upper back with cracking and popping and pain in the chest on the left side.I woke up this mornin and to my surprise the pain was now on the right side with the same cracking and popping.I have been to the ER numerous times and just sent home

If : If your penis is numb then you need to be seen again, as that is a very abnormal symptom. Please return to the er or your physician and tell them of this symptom. Please establish closely with a regular doctor as it sounds like you have had ongoing symptoms that need a complete evaluation and possibly a specialist. ...Read more

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I have been cracking my back multiple times aa day for many years. It cracks far more than most others that I know. Could this be causing symptoms of sciatica to now flair up? Skin on leg feels qsensitive to the touch as well and hurts if anything rubs ag

I have been cracking my back multiple times aa day for many years. It cracks far more than most others that I know. Could this be causing symptoms of sciatica to now flair up? Skin on leg feels qsensitive to the touch as well and hurts if anything rubs ag

Generally No: Cracking backs has not had any relationship with causing other issues. There could have been a problem you already had going on regarding the sciatica and has just gotten worse lately. I would consider further evaluation if things aren't getting better, maybe MRI of spine to see. ...Read more

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Throbbing pain in lower head/neck area. Back left side only. It comes for a few seconds at a time, frequently. Feel as cracking my neck always.

Throbbing  pain in lower head/neck area. Back left side only. It comes for a few seconds at a time, frequently.  Feel as cracking my neck always.

Facet, disc,nerve: You may have irritated a higher cervical facet joint. Less likely you could have a cervical nerve root irritation or an occipital nerve irritation. Try gentle heating pads, ice, range of motion of your head and neck, gentle stretching, and go see your doctor to see if physiotherapy, medications like antiinflammatories, anti-spasmodics, nerve medications or injections may help you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Doc. M 20 yr old. I have pain in my lower back ..also i feel my bones cracking every time my lower back is moved .. i go to gym daily ..what is this?

Doc. M 20 yr old. I have pain in my lower back ..also i feel my bones cracking every time my lower back is moved .. i go to gym daily ..what is this?

Cracking: Cracking backs just allows gas to escape the joints in the back. generally its not a big deal, however if its associated with pain I would see your doctor to discuss your options. ...Read more

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I've been cracking joints all my life. I mean toes fingers neck back knees. Now all them joints seem to be painfull all the time can this be the cause?

I've been cracking joints all my life. I mean toes fingers neck back knees. Now all them joints seem to be painfull all the time can this be the cause?

See rheumatologist: I would first see a rheumatologist or an orthopedic surgeon for an evaluation too make sure you do not have an underlying rheumatologic disease (ra, sle etc.) crackling joints can lead to an element of ligamentous laxity which rarely is the cause of arthritis. ...Read more

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