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    heard a "crack" in my upper back while doing incline dumbbell press

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    so today at the gym I was doing incline dumbbell presses, 70lbs. I do this exercise often enough to know how to do it properly... or so I thought. I was trying to keep my shoulders down and back during the entire duration of the exercise, but on my third set as I was coming up I heard a "CRACK" in my upper back, maybe around T3 (between the shoulder blades) accompanied by a pain, but not a sharp one. I was lifting my mid-back from the bench a bit as usual. So I immediately dropped my dumbbells and got on the inversion table and stretched and did a bunch of foam rolls. What did I do to my back? If it's a pulled muscle or a tendon I am not worried but I am worried that I herniated a disc. I would imagine a herniated disc hurts a lot more than this, though. The pain isn't sharp, but rather a bit dull.

    Should I take a rest for a bit or should I go to the doctor (expensive) or what?

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    Originally Posted by temp4 View Post
    Hello, BB.com

    so today at the gym I was doing incline dumbbell presses, 70lbs. I do this exercise often enough to know how to do it properly... or so I thought. I was trying to keep my shoulders down and back during the entire duration of the exercise, but on my third set as I was coming up I heard a "CRACK" in my upper back, maybe around T3 (between the shoulder blades) accompanied by a pain, but not a sharp one. I was lifting my mid-back from the bench a bit as usual. So I immediately dropped my dumbbells and got on the inversion table and stretched and did a bunch of foam rolls. What did I do to my back? If it's a pulled muscle or a tendon I am not worried but I am worried that I herniated a disc. I would imagine a herniated disc hurts a lot more than this, though. The pain isn't sharp, but rather a bit dull.

    Should I take a rest for a bit or should I go to the doctor (expensive) or what?

    Thanks BB
    temp4,

    Just rest it. Hard to say what it was exactly but I can tell you it's uncommon for disc issues in the thoracic spine. Good luck.

    DPT
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    Originally Posted by mattf3213 View Post
    temp4,

    Just rest it. Hard to say what it was exactly but I can tell you it's uncommon for disc issues in the thoracic spine. Good luck.

    DPT
    Thank you for the input, that's what i was thinking. This isn't the first time I've felt pain in that specific region too. I'm thinking I pulled a muscle, tendon, or a ligament. Right now (about 18 hours after injury), My back has a dull pain and it hurts when I turn my head. No gym today.
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    Originally Posted by temp4 View Post
    Hello, BB.com

    so today at the gym I was doing incline dumbbell presses, 70lbs. I do this exercise often enough to know how to do it properly... or so I thought. I was trying to keep my shoulders down and back during the entire duration of the exercise, but on my third set as I was coming up I heard a "CRACK" in my upper back, maybe around T3 (between the shoulder blades) accompanied by a pain, but not a sharp one. I was lifting my mid-back from the bench a bit as usual. So I immediately dropped my dumbbells and got on the inversion table and stretched and did a bunch of foam rolls. What did I do to my back? If it's a pulled muscle or a tendon I am not worried but I am worried that I herniated a disc. I would imagine a herniated disc hurts a lot more than this, though. The pain isn't sharp, but rather a bit dull.

    Should I take a rest for a bit or should I go to the doctor (expensive) or what?

    Thanks BB

    Did you ever find out what it was, I went thru the same thing a few months ago, debating to go to the doctor literally the same workout and the same thing happened as it did to you. Please help.
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    Originally Posted by temp4 View Post
    Hello, BB.com

    so today at the gym I was doing incline dumbbell presses, 70lbs. I do this exercise often enough to know how to do it properly... or so I thought. I was trying to keep my shoulders down and back during the entire duration of the exercise, but on my third set as I was coming up I heard a "CRACK" in my upper back, maybe around T3 (between the shoulder blades) accompanied by a pain, but not a sharp one. I was lifting my mid-back from the bench a bit as usual. So I immediately dropped my dumbbells and got on the inversion table and stretched and did a bunch of foam rolls. What did I do to my back? If it's a pulled muscle or a tendon I am not worried but I am worried that I herniated a disc. I would imagine a herniated disc hurts a lot more than this, though. The pain isn't sharp, but rather a bit dull.

    Should I take a rest for a bit or should I go to the doctor (expensive) or what?

    Thanks BB
    Dont keep shoulders back and down.
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