Posted 6/25/2009 2:53 PM (GMT -6)
I have had back problems ever since an injury I sustained about 2 years ago. I have also had an increased pain level for about 9 months since having a failed epidural/spinal injection procedure.
I am writing this because I have been noticing a new and ever increasing symptom with my back. I have always felt as though my back could use a "pop" or crack but it never did. For about a month now I have noticed that my back will creak, pop, settle, etc. when I move in certain ways (twisting at times, etc.) or even when I cough. This has been becoming more and more prevalent as time goes on. It is getting especially bad when I am laying in bed and trying to sleep. I will wake up several times during the night (this is usual) but now my back will crack and pop when I move. I wake up at times and sit up quickly (I have had night terrors due to the Baclofen I take) and my back will go off and crack quite loud. These are loud enough that my wife even hears them.
So I have been noticed a crack, creak or pop in several situations and the frequency is increasing. It can hurt for a short time when this happens but it does not incapacitate me or anything like that. Have any of you on here had anything like this start up suddenly when it had not happened before? I have had MRI's (as recently as January) and they always show only slight arthritis and slight scoliosis but my back has rarely (if ever) popped. I am hoping this is not an indication of something getting worse....