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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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My back keeps cracking all of a sudden, sometimes every 20mins. I may have bad posture, have bad anxiety, stopped my daily gym training(3months ago),?

My back keeps cracking all of a sudden, sometimes every 20mins. I may have bad posture, have bad anxiety, stopped my daily gym training(3months ago),?

Because of that?: Is it painful? Or does it just crack? Every time I get out of bed....my whole body sounds like falling gravel from a wheelchair...but when that's done (about 3 seconds) I'm racing downstairs to the computer to answer these questions! I'm not sure you NEED to stop gym activities....stretching in fact, may be good for you. See your doc to make sure all's well..and then, back to the gym laddie! ...Read more

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Can cracking backs lead to hunched backs?

Can cracking backs lead to hunched backs?

No: The cracking of any joint, even repeatedly, does not cause damage to the joint. The cause of the sound is carbon dioxide coming out of joint fluid when the joint is stretched. ...Read more

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Is cracking your back everyday bad for you?

Is cracking your back everyday bad for you?

Not bad: The cracking or popping sounds heard from joints is the release o nitrogen bubbles. ...Read more

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Will gently cracking my back damage it?

Will gently cracking my back damage it?

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

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Is cracking your back good in the long run?

Is cracking your back good in the long run?

No known problem: It used to be thought this would cause arthritis, but a studies show no relationship (http://www.Medicalnewstoday.Com/articles/259603.Php). It will probably bother those around you though, so it may not be good for your relationships ;). ...Read more

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I have a cracking in my upper back.I stretch alot(backbends, ect.)i have stopped doing so due to this.I have no pain.Could there be permanent damage?

I have a cracking in my upper back.I stretch alot(backbends, ect.)i have stopped doing so due to this.I have no pain.Could there be permanent damage?

Not likely: Popping within the joints is most likely caused by cavitation within the joint. This is when small cavities of partial vacuum form in the synovial fluid and then rapidly collapse, producing a sharp sound. This does not damage the joint, just equalizes pressure. ...Read more

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How bad is cracking knuckles and back?

How bad is cracking knuckles and back?

Depends: It depends on who's doing it and why. If you're doing it as a nervous habit, then it's likely not doing you any good. If it's a do (or even a chiropractor) doing it to treat a specific problem, then it can be a good thing. Think of it like a pill. The right pill for the right thing can be good while the same pill for the wrong thing can be bad. ...Read more

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Back an neck cracking problems, what to do?

Back an neck cracking problems, what to do?

See a specialist.: See a non-surgical sports medicine specialist, who would begin with xrays, to determine if your symptoms are coming from any arthritis in the cervical spine, or, it could be musculotendinous in nature, and you might just need some physical therapy. ...Read more