Snap, Crackle, Pop: Scary Sounds in Bad Places

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MercyL

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There are days and even weeks where moving my head sounds like someone firing a rifle. I can feel the vertebrae shifting in the back of my throat. My doctor does not seem all that worried, but it is scary, just the same.

Every once in a while my husband gets this horrified look on his face, then asks "was that your neck?"

Yes, you can hear it a couple of feet away!

The expressions on the faces of strangers makes me laugh, sometimes, but deep down inside I am afraid that, one day, I'll hear that sound and end up paralyzed.

Does your body make odd sounds during flares? If so, what are they?
 

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My body make lots of weird noises flares or no.
When IBS plays up my stomach make constant gurgling noised like a broken radiator. That used to worry me a lot coz it was a symtom of something nasty but doc said I was ok.
All my joints pop and crackle quitter loudly at times and I get the same exclaimed questioning from my hubby.
My jaw cracks when I eat.
The most sickenjng pop for me is that one in my lower back. It can come from simply waliking across the room but when it happens it usually sets of a bout of sciatica that can last for weeks.
Yes those cracked and pops certainly makes life interesting
 

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I have some weird places that pop, too! There's a spot in the middle of my shoulder blade that pops. I'm not even sure what the heck is popping. There's no joint, that I'm aware of, right there!

I also have a place in the middle of my foot, in the long bones, that pops if I rest my foot on its side and push. Very odd. I should probably see a podiatrist about that one.
 

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That shoulder blade pop. Hmm I get that and I'm pretty sure it's my spine. Sometimes it's my breast bone and the pop just seems to be the back.
 
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That sounds familiar. I get terrible flares of arthritis in my neck, and it's insane. Sometimes it gets to the point the the inflammation must be messing with a nerve or something. I get horrible pains that shoot up my head, and pressure. If I lay on my right side, I wake up feeling like my neck and head are on fire, with pains shooting up the side of my face and into my ear. I think I have very few joints that don't come with their own sound effects now.
 
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