• doglover doglover
    February 05, 2012
    What caused my lower back to crack and pop?
    doglover doglover
    February 05, 2012

    I was lifting a heavy object and heard a cracking/popping sound in my lower back and now I'm in a lot of pain. What can I do to ease the pain, and how can I tell if it's serious? It hurts to move in any direction.

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  • Cort
    Health Guide
    February 10, 2012
    Cort
    Health Guide
    February 10, 2012

    A popping or snapping sound associated with sudden pain can be the sound of a muscle tear and it is something that should be checked out by a doctor. Given that you're in alot of pain that seems like a good idea. For home relief you might want to try anti-inflammatories and ice - up to 20 minutes at a time - to bring down the inflammation and reduce the pain. 

     

    Good luck! 


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