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Is it common for spinal joints to "pop" when bending over, straightening up and/or stretching lower back muslces?

By Anonymous April 28, 2011 - 7:10pm
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I am a custodian for a school district. There is a lot of bending, stretching, etc. I have constant low back/hip pain in the muscles. My thighs also are affected. What can I do to strengthen the lower back to stop the bones from "popping" when I bend over, come back up and to relieve the muscle ache?

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Hi Anonymous,
Thank you for your question and for finding EmpowHER. Unfortunately, custodial work is very physical. As we age, I think it's not uncommon to hear all sorts of creaks and cracks when you move about your day--especially if you spend most of the day moving about!
A similar ASK came in a while back, and the moderator, Alison, gave great information. You may want too check it out: Can Strengthening Abdominal Muscles Help Back Pain?
Additionally, if you haven't been to the doctor in some time, you may want to get checked out to rule out some other causes for your back pain. The doctor also may have some suggestions that will work for you and your particular condition.
Good luck, and let us know how you're doing.

April 29, 2011 - 7:14am
(reply to Christine Jeffries)

I am aware that AS runs in my family. My grandmother, mother and one sister has it. I was tested for AS and the results came back positive. I have an appointment on May 9 to see a specialist for a consultation.

April 29, 2011 - 5:35pm
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