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My Back Is Cracking All The Time
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The joints on my spine make frequent cracking noises every time i turn. I feel the need to pop the joints every hour or so. Should i be concerned?
Worry if it hurts: Lots of people have sounds some shiv ch mean nothing and some that may indicate something's going on. Generall if no pain, then nothing to pursue at this time. ...Read more
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a muscular type pain from my left back shoulder up into my neck. It is painful all the time and my neck bones are cracking a lot.
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
I'm cracking fingers, nick, back and some time knee.What is the bads of it?I do this too much-is it cause arthritis-if yes tell me about-how to git rid?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Back pain every day + cracking joints with normal movement; need to adjust spinal cord and all joints several times a day since puberty; what to do?
Hypermobility: when your physician evaluate you make sure that you were check for hypermobile syndrome, also noted as Ehlers-Danlos type III.this is a syndrome where people have increased flexibility more elasticity in their tissues, joints, tendons etc. this could be responsible for a lot of the symptoms you're describing. Please have your physician evaluate for this and you may need to be sent to rheumatology ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Cracking one's back serves no benefit and causes no issues. ...Read more
Need to be checked: Chronic back pain in younger individuals can be a symptom of serious conditions of the spine and other structures. I suggest you see a physician and be checked for inflammatory conditions of the spine, internal organs as well as mechanical causes of low back pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not: I am not a big advocate of "cracking" the spine, since there are occasions where after manipulative cracking where I have been consulted and have had to perform urgent surgery. Those instances are rare. I prefer to recommend back core stabilization exercises for back health. ...Read more
Depends: Recovery from the surgical wound pain is usually 1-2 weeks. The resumption of work and/or activities is dependent upon your doctor, type of fusion, and pathology. Most bone healing to a clinical "solid" fusion can take up to a minimum of 4-6 months, and bone maturation can occur over years. ...Read more
Muscle spasm: Start yoga and swimming. Perhaps you have been an extreme sports enthusiast (skateboarding is the worst) and fallen repeatedly onto your buttock. If this is the case go to my chronic pain board at quora.Com (free) to learn more. An osteopath would be a good person to diagnose your problem. ...Read more
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