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Chronic back pain, have to pop/crack dozens of times a day



  • Daniuthoff, have you seen the orthopaedic surgeon yet? 

    Does anyone else have experience with slipping rib syndrome? 

  • @crackit I am happy I have finally found a group with the same problem as me. I have exactly what you have described in your first post. I’m 25 years old, 6’5, bee suffering for  probably around 10 years.  I have mild scoliosis as well as the anterior pelvic tilt. I describe it as if the body were wrapped in chicken wire and one area has a “twist” in it which then pulls on other parts of the body, and when I pop or try to twist to make it feel better makes it better but brings a mother twist in the chicken wire. I have been to to massage and chiropractors to specialists to a back decompression doctor you can see the treatment at this is the only remedy I have found. I feel like I have the rib thing as I always push on my left or right ribs to pot it in to place. Or laying in bed have to shift my torso to a side with my shoulders flat to make it right. Also have everything to the t that you listed in the first post. Every days is a 4-6 On discomfort slash pain some days a 10 it’s like an itch you can’t scratch and it drives me nuts. I agree with another poster one cannot live with this. As far as cracking goes it can go from leaning back on something for the main spine crack or just slightly rubbing or touching certain areas of my body not even near the back to make something in the back crack to feel ok. But anyone that know me is I am 24-7 touching my upper body to feel ok. Have yet to try dry needling (do you mean acupuncture?) sleeping ground helps. I probably forgot some stuff but will remember soon. I am soo happy tho I’m not alone and found this forum. 

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  • @mason_the_mason hello there! Yep sounds exactly the same as my issues. Day needling is the medical science backed version of Chinese acupuncture. It helps relieve my muscular tension, spasms etc. But only temporary relief. 

    I'm still not making any progress, and in fact getting worse. 

    I'm going to look at genetic testing, intolerances and autoimmune issues next, with an orthopaedic surgeon as a last resort.

    Do you have hypermobility syndrome also? 

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