Welcome to MedHelp's Pain Management Forum. I'm sorry to hear about your pain. Ouch!
"Crunching" and "Grinding" in your spine is usually your vertebrae. It sounds like the cushion (discs) between them may be dry and/or or lost their proper structure. It can be very painful. I have similar in my cervical spine.
Obviously only your physician and some scanning can tell the actual story. I encourage you to make an appt and get this checked out. Once a proper diagnosis is made you'll know how it can be treated.
Please keep in touch and let us know how you are doing.
Hi Pearl! :)
First, I, too, want to tell you how happy I am you found our PM ( Pain Management ) Forum.
I'm sorry you are experiencing such terrible pain. What Tuck told you is absolutely correct, as always. :) It is an extremely severe pain, especially when you aren't.used to it.
I encourage you to do what Tuck suggested and to contact your Dr. immediately! The sooner you do it the better for you. Not only will you get the answers you are seeking g but you will also get help for your pain that you need and deserve!!!
Please let us know what you find out as we are VERY concerned about you. We'll be looking forward to your updates!
............ Sherry :)