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What is the cause of grinding sound from the lower back on leaning sideways ?

I am a 43 yr old female no previous history of back problems, only mild scoliosis diagnosed when I was an adolescent. my mother however has degenerative disk disease. I have no other medical conditions/ medications . non smoker, slim. for about last 2 months I suddenly began hearing a grinding sound (absolutely no pain nor sensation, just the noise inside my body) coming from my especially lower back during some sideways leaning or twisting movements of my torso. I have always been a flexible person, sometimes done yoga in past, and never any noise, not even popping. now there is no popping and no stiffness and no pain, no hang in mobility, but this unsettling noise that makes me worry that the disks or cartilage may be damaged. the only change coinciding with this new noise is that for about the same amount of time I ve begun walking regularly, about 3 times a week for around 30-45 minutes. thank you for any comments!
Asked On : Mon, 2 Apr 2012
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Ayurveda Specialist 's  Response
You would not worry. first of all you go for MRI of Lumbosacral spines then after if it is confirmed then after you take precaution no foreword bending with back extensors exercise. if you feel pain stop exercise. after subside of pain again start exercise . definitely you get benefitted.
Answered: Mon, 2 Apr 2012
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Homeopath Dr. Dhara Shah's  Response
hi welcome to hcm.see as you have family history of degenerative type of disk disease you have to be very careful because as you early diagnosed scoliosis means abnormal curve of spine so you have to first gone through x-ray then go for orthopedics to find out th reason for noise because physical examination is also necessary for confirming any disease.
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