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May 11, 2011, 1:17 PM

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Re: [davyjones] My back pops when I breathe deeply
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davyjones wrote:
It's the same sensation as cracking a knuckle. Every so often, when pressure builds up and I take a deep breath, it pops. Has anyone else experienced this? It just started happening a couple of weeks ago.

happens to me all the time, especially if i've been sitting for a while (namely long car trips and long lectures).

i never bothered to see anybody about it, never causes me any pain or discomfort. but what do i know...

PS- i could be wrong about this, but i would guess its NOT costochondritis. my understanding about costochondritis is that its an actual inflammation of the costosternal joints (ie in the sternum not the back). and since its inflammation pain not popping is the primary symptom. my understanding is that painless (and SWELLING should be interpreted as a "pain equivalent") cracking of joints is NOT due to inflammation. but most of this is not 1st hand knowledge about costochrondritis but rather applied knowledge of musculoskeletal symptoms generally...

(This post was edited by altelis on May 11, 2011, 1:22 PM)

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Post edited by altelis () on May 11, 2011, 1:22 PM

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