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I hear a crunching sound when I stretch out my back?

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Dr. Deborah Wong
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In brief: Probably no worries

"crunching sounds" when moving or stretching joints are not bone-on-bone in the vast majority of cases.
It is simply joint fluid passing from one compartment to another.It is important to stretch all joints, not just your back, to keep you flexible. Arthritis is an inflammatory condition that has a lot to do w/how well your nutrition, exercise and coping skills are doing. Speak with your dr.

In brief: Probably no worries

"crunching sounds" when moving or stretching joints are not bone-on-bone in the vast majority of cases.
It is simply joint fluid passing from one compartment to another.It is important to stretch all joints, not just your back, to keep you flexible. Arthritis is an inflammatory condition that has a lot to do w/how well your nutrition, exercise and coping skills are doing. Speak with your dr.
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