Are my discs slipping?
May 22, 2008 9:39 PM Subscribe
Sometimes when I stretch my back, it kind of pops and hurts sharply, what's up with that?
posted by T.D. Strange to health & fitness (3 answers total)
Im 6'5, 175, and not in the best shape at present. I have a habit of stretching my back with arms over the head, and either turning around to left or right or leaning sideways. Sometimes when I stretch and turn, my spine (kind of mid back area, I think always the same place, but maybe not) kind of pops and I feel it slip a bit, followed by a sharp stabbing pain. Is this some sort of disc slippage? What causes it, bad posture, bad stretching motions? And is this something that would stop if I worked out those back muscles more?