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Why Does My Back Crack When I Go Lie Down
Back cracking: "cracking" of joints is a normal phenomenon. When you pull on a finger, your knuckles crack. Virtually any of the other joints in your body will do the same thing if you apply enough force. In this case remember that your spine is a collection of complex joint articulations and with motion cracking/clicking is common. It also implies that you are flexible, which is good. ...Read more
I have this constant pain in the bottom of my back where the back and crack meet. Everytime i sit, bend, or lie down it hurt immensely. Is it serious?
Most likely not: If the pain has been there for more than a few weeks then go see your doc. At your age is most likely muscular unless you recently had an injury or traumatic event. Most low back pain is self limiting and will improve with time. Physical therapy is a great first step. You doc can determine if any other workup needs to be done. ...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
I have what looks like bed bug bites down my butt crack. itching them has turned the bites into small open bite marks. my gyno said my std results were all negative. Do I go back to my gyno I never told him I suspect bed bug bites I was too embarrassed?
Doubt bedbugs: Bed bug bites may have no sx's/signs except for 2 small skin puncture points. A reaction may show from 1 hr to several days later. It can cause itchy, pink, swollen, lesions w clear center. If hypersensitive blisters may occur. Telltale sign is linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – doesn't always occur. Bites are in areas exposed while sleeping-arms, shoulders, neck & legs. ...Read more
This didn't happened before, but I'm laying down and I kinda just pushed a little hard,and a back bone cracks? Is this normal,never happened b4
As I squatted down to pick up Something, I heard a loud crack & felt the crack on my lower back. Now I'm in horrible pain & can't move much!!
Why does my neck make a crack and pop sound when i turn my head or put it down or back it does it every now and then is it broken? It's doing it now
Joints in neck: In the neck, there are numerous joints that are designed to slide over one another, thus giving flexibility of movement. Its just like the joints in the hands. These are usually cartilage. When these slide over each over, there is a vacuum type phenomenon that occurs. This leads to the "popping" sensation as the joint surfaces slide against each other. ...Read more
Tried 1 handed push up, when coming down i heard 2 cracks in my lower back on left side...Left ribcage hurts for the past few days.What did i do?
Ouch: Maybe a craked rib ; would get an xray of the area to make sure nothing else serious. ...Read more
Fell down my stairs, step hit my back, wind was knocked out of me, lower back on left side, painful to touch the ribs there. Did I crack a rib?
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