Warning, this is a little lengthy. There is a TL;DR at the end of this post.
All my joints have been popping since I was 11. even back then, my back with click/crack and it would hurt to breathe. I am 19 now, and even though my shoulders and elbows, everything still pops, it's my neck and back that bother me the most. Since I was about 14-15, my neck feels like there's something out of place in it. I can feel it with my fingers and when I push on it, it clicks in. Been told it was a pinched nerve in August 2014 and that it would go away, but I have been having severe back pain on and off since then and I'm heading towards the one-year anniversary of this supposed 'pinched nerve'. My back cracks constantly and I went through periods of time lasting anywhere from a few days to a few weeks where I felt jolts of electricity through my body in certain positions and a prickling sensation in my limbs and neck. The shocks would also be in my head, maybe it was directly affecting my spinal cord. It got so bad I went up to 3 days without sleep (many times) in fear that I would feel the shocking sensations in my head and body again, doubled with the fact that it hurt to lay down.
I tried to tell my parents (I still live with them, have to still abide by their rules so I must ask for permission with things) about it, eventually convinced them that I should see a doctor. Doc told me it was a pinched nerve, gave me a funny look when I mentioned the neck stuff. Seeing as I was 18 at the time, he probably figured I was too young to get anything. Some doctors need to go back in for schooling! No condition is old-age exclusive. I followed what he said in terms of resting, but not the Tylenol. The shocks went away but the pain still remained. Three weeks later, it came back at nighttime. Felt the same shocks, and the strangest thing: pimples on the base of my head and near my ears that gave my head weird sensations when I poked at them. Freakiest thing. I still don't see any correlation between these, but maybe it is worth mentioning (seeing as some of you are mentioning the possibility of parasites/Lyme, though I doubt this is the cause of mine). I braced through the shocks and pinprick sensations for a few days until my legs suddenly started going numb. I noticed at night when I tried to get up to go to the washroom. Eventually got on my feet! Anxiety kicked in, started thinking there was damage to the vertebrae in my back that were digging into my spine, knew how bad that could be, so I phoned 911 since it was too late at night for a doc's and the hospital was too far away. Bad experience. Paramedics looked at me as if I were crazy, even after I told them about the numbing of my limbs and the shock/prickling sensations. Was taken to the hospital, docs left me there for a couple hours before deciding to tend to me. Same thing: pinched nerve. They did no x-rays, no nothing. Just told me to move my limbs and all. Was constantly asked if I had psychosis/was on substances, neither ring true. No cigarettes, alcohol, drugs, no nothing. Disgusting that they would ignore the things I was telling them and jump to these conclusions!
It's still there to this day and I still get periods where the shocking sensations come back. Currently in severe pain while typing this, though it's not as bad as it could be.
TL;DR: Neck, back and general joints clicking since 11, 19 now and neck + back in severe pain. Sometimes experience shocking/prickling sensations over neck, shoulders and in limbs. Told neck & back pain along with prickling was a pinched nerve by two different docs, not given an x-ray despite the fact this has persisted a very long time. Sometimes hurts to breathe.
I'm sorry to hear that you all are going through similar things, similar pains. It's horrible that the doctors tell us or look as us as if we were 'crazy'. What we say is valid, the docs cannot understand the pain we are in. Wish we could put some of these quacks in our bodies and show them! Maybe they would try to help us out more after experiencing it for themselves! Hope you all find peace. I don't quite believe in God, but bless you all, hope your deity/deities or whatever else you believe in, spiritual or science, can help.
I've experienced exactly what your going through. The bottom line is you have like myself real problems occurring, fact. They don't know how to alleviate or stop it in simple matter of fact terms. So it's a combination of problems I've found also, meaning yes your panicking about it which is in some form or another contributing to the overall desperation and frustration and even feels if your anything like me that it is directly contributing to the onset of said issues. Stay strong be educated about all the perspectives of whats going on in my experience with it as with numerous other things there are many contributing factors that are playing a role it's not just one thing. O and one other thing pray to God for help!!!
Here's the funny thing if you want to call it that it appears this type of condition is effecting very large numbers of people who may or may not have similar health background issues like everyone else. However there is a common thread running through each person. These symptoms once they start begin to snowball and effect various different parts of the body, joints and so forth. My research in many instances points back to an overall negative influence on the body by many forces: Lifestyle, nutrition, diet, environment, stress, exercise, and so on. It seems as if the impact of all this and the numerous negative things which we do to our bodies is just finally coming around to rear its ugly head and bite us in the *** especially those of us who are relatively young, I'm only 27.
This is all very interesting to me because I myself am experiencing very similar symptoms too. My joints pop in both my elbows and knees and the catch is it just doesn't happen in a way that I feel is natural because of the pain I'm experiencing which is prolonging my condition it would seem.
Hi, am Vivian from Africa. Av been having a problem with the joints at my elbows. They crack a lot especially when i stretch my hand to pick something and i find it quite embarrassing especially when am attending to my clients in my office. For the past one month, av not taken foods with proteins e.g beans, meat but i have been taking milk although very rarely. Could that be where my problem is coming from? As in could i be having a deficiency in proteins??
Please advise me.
Do you also have lower back pain? My issues is mostly my shoulder blade, lower back, and hips, poppin and crackin. I was treated for 15 days of antibiotics and then for H.Pylori. I was fine until one day my back went out and lower back pain lasted for 8 months, shoulder blade grinds, pops and painful. Hips and leg joints and my neck. I was retesed for lyme. And I had one bacteria and it was 1.5 when discovered. Now it was 1%