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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
See your doctor: This does not look like a problem that can be treated on the web. ...Read more
Only theories: Why joints sound like Rice Krispies Cereal (snap,crackle, and pop!) with no pain & normal functioning is a topic of debate. If your back does not hurt and you have no other symptoms like numbness, tingling, weakness, loss of bowel or bladder control, then don't worry. Try stretching before hand and "get the kinks out." first. My kiddo can twist and all her vertebra would pop sequentially! Ew! ...Read more
I have really bad lower back pain and it travels down my legs , it hurts when I sit or stand too long and it really hurts when I go to bed keeps me up?
I get stomach pain whenever i stand up. When i sit or lay down, it goes away completely! when i stand i can't even straighten my back! what is this?
Many Possibilities: Depending on how long it's been going on, i would consider an evaluation by a spine specialist. Sometimes it could be a muscle imbalance, early onset arthritis or scoliosis. Also could be a pinched nerve/herniated disc. Either way it might be good to figure it out and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more
See details: It is impossible to say without being able to examine you and order appropriate studies. Have it evaluated. ...Read more
I think I pulled my lower back, because it hurts to walk and sit down. Pain seems to go away when I lay down. Please help?
Mult possibilities: There are multiple reasons why your shoulder could be hurting. Rotator cuff pathology, impingement syndrome, bursitis, biceps tendinitis, or referred pain from your cervical spine are among the most common possible reasons. The best way to find out what the cause of your pain is is to have a thorough physical exam with imaging from your doctor. ...Read more
Depends: Maybe you bed is too hard or too soft. If it's too hard, your body weight can produce pain at the pressure points of your back because you back is not straight. This pain is even more if you are skinny and have no body fat to use as cushion. If it's too soft, your back can bend too much and pain is produced from over stretching back muscles and ligaments. ...Read more
Gravity: 20's male with "sacral pain with standing" might have effects of upper body weight bearing down on pelvis and pelvic joints, a sacroiliac joint. Lax and injured ligaments of the sij might be the pain generator. See an osteopath for hands on diagnosis. If fever see sooner than later. ...Read more
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