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Why does my back crack when I go lie down?

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

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Why does my back crack and hurt when I lie down flat?

Why does my back crack and hurt when I lie down flat?

Surface tension: You are breaking the surface tension of the synovial fluid in the intervertebral articular joint spaces... ...Read more

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Why does my back crack all the time? I'm 23 years old.

Why does my back crack all the time? I'm 23 years old.

Several reasons: It may be the way you are built or that your musculature is just tight. Cracking noise or sensation can be from several origins ranging frim the small joints of your back "popping" like the cracking of your knuckles to tight soft tissue structures giving the same sensation when stretched or moving over one another or another musculoskeletal structure. It is not a pathologic or bad thing. ...Read more

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Why does my back crack so much and very loud after I lift weights?

Why does my back crack so much and very loud after I lift weights?

Not a podiatry ?: Consult your family doctor, chiropractor or orthopedist. ...Read more

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Hi, my nephew jumped on me unexpectedly, he clung on to my neck so I was forced to bend backwards and I felt my back crack, now really hurts?

Hi, my nephew jumped on me unexpectedly, he clung on to my neck so I was forced to bend backwards and I felt my back crack, now really hurts?

Likely: Back strain. Limit your activity and apply warmth or cool packs. If you are able take Tylenol (acetaminophen) arthritis or Ibuprofen as often as recommended. If you fail to get better or have and symptoms of extremity pain or weakness or loss of bladder or bowel control, be seen. All the best and gentle activity only. ...Read more

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My back crack if I breathe and I feel pain in all spine who can advice me To stop it I have tension in muscles If I play any sport feel pain ?

My back crack if  I breathe and I feel pain in all spine who can advice me 
To stop it I have tension in muscles If I play any sport feel pain


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Be seen: I would not hesitate to be seen. An exam and appropriate studies will likely yield the correct cause of your pain, and at that point treatment options can be discussed. ...Read more

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My back cracks so often and I have a lump in my lower back (left). Also, when I lay down on my back there is a few seconds of the feeling of a pressur?

My back cracks so often and I have a lump in my lower back (left). Also, when I lay down on my back there is a few seconds of the feeling of a pressur?

Varies: The symptoms you are describing can have multiple potential causes, but among the more common is an abnormality involving the posterior facets joints in the spine. Consider being seen for an accurate diagnosis and to consider treatment options. ...Read more

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The tip of my arse crack and end of my spinal cord hurts and its swollen its hurts to sit, walk, and lay down on my back. What is it?

The tip of my arse crack and end of my spinal cord hurts and its swollen its hurts to sit, walk, and lay down on my back. What is it?

Either: A perirectal abscess or a pilonidal abscess. Either one needs to be seen by your doctor or a colorectal surgeon for confirmation of diagnosis and proper treatment including drainage of the abscess if indicated. ...Read more

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Severe lower back pain, over year, lay down on hard surface and it cracks without moving a muscle, pain lessens significantly, must do daily, 23yr fm?

Severe lower back pain, over year, lay down on hard surface and it cracks without moving a muscle, pain lessens significantly, must do daily, 23yr fm?

Ligament need repair: When the same part of a back always 'cracks' w/ just relaxing on a floor it means that when standing, sitting, bending, etc. the ligaments which should 'check' or stop excessive motion like forward flexion are likely injured or overstretched.Osteopathic manipulation w/ prolotherapy can often heal the ligament so it can do its job.In my experience, after a year, ligaments rarely heal on their own. ...Read more

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What to do about really bad back cracking/stiffness/pain?

What to do about really bad back cracking/stiffness/pain?

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

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What to do if I have severe back cracking/stiffness/pain?

What to do if I have severe back cracking/stiffness/pain?

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

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Back cracking a lot, do I have cancer?

Back cracking a lot, do I have cancer?

Unlikely...: If your only symptom is "back cracking", then it is unlikely that the cause is cancer, especially if you have no personal history of cancer. Pain, unexplained weight loss, fatigue, and other symptoms in association with back problems would be more concerning. If you are worried about cancer and/or back trouble, please see a primary care doc and give all of your symptoms. Hope that this helps. ...Read more

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Is back cracking harmful? Is scoliosis correlated with back cracking?

Is back cracking harmful? Is scoliosis correlated with back cracking?

Cracking: Joint cracking is most commonly due to benign pressure changes in the joints. Rarely, instability of the spine can cause popping. There is no correlation with scoliosis and it is rarely harmful. For more information visit www.eSpine.com under scoliosis ...Read more

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Eczema in my hands keeps on coming back, cracking ang dryness.. Is there any remedy to this?

Eczema in my hands keeps on coming back, cracking ang dryness.. Is there any remedy to this?

Yes: Hand eczema is not cured, but treated with a graded approach. Avoidance of irritants ( hot water, detergents, soaps, solvents) and drying, application of non sensitizing moisturizers and graded application of topical steroids. ...Read more

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Would a family doctor do tests to see if a young female (24) had joint damage from back cracking? Or do they wait to see damage as you age ?

Would a family doctor do tests to see if a young female (24) had joint damage from back cracking? Or do they wait to see damage as you age ?

No evaluation needed: It may be the way you are built or that your musculature is just tight. Cracking noise or sensation can be from several origins ranging from the small joints of your back "popping" like the cracking of your knuckles to tight soft tissue structures giving the same sensation when stretched or moving over one another or another musculoskeletal structure. It is not a pathologic or bad thing. ...Read more