Over a period of time the muscles and ligaments in the body become either too long or too short and the bones due to the constant activity that they have to endure while we move our limbs and joints. This is one of the reasons why joints tend to become weak. It is much easier to protect our joints and the surrounding connective tissues rather than try to repair the damage once the joints begin to experience pain and swelling.

Back popping has many causes like sudden changes with movement, poor, weak or imbalanced muscles, soft tissue damage from unaccustomed exercise and in some cases the degenerative condition of the bones. Back popping is when there is a pain and a cracking like sound when you bend your back. This sound is audible to people around you.

To avoid the popping sound that emanates from your back, you can try to stop the sequence of movements that cause back popping. This requires sustained effort from your part as the problem will not vanish in ten or fifteen days or by popping some pills. Some sufferers have described the feeling of back popping as the feeling that the back would snap in half when the back locks in one position. This occurs most often as a result of the sudden movement that involves bending and twisting at the same time.

Back popping can also occur as a result of vigorous exercise that is not preceded by adequate warm-up routines. The most common treatment for back popping is physiotherapy. Physiotherapists include exercises in their treatment regimen and also give training on good posture, teach correct lifting techniques and give advice on how to protect your back while performing everyday activities in your home, while gardening, while traveling and in your office.

Poor posture and lack of routine mobility places a lot of pressure and strain on the muscles and joints increasing your risk of back popping. As you grow older early diagnosis of weak and brittle bones is essential so that back popping can be prevented. You can take care of your back by not remaining in one position for too long a period. Some supplementary measures include choosing a chair that best protects and supports your back. What you can do best for your back is always maintain a good posture and get the help of a physiotherapist in case of niggling troubles.