Most of us with a few miles on us have joked about our joints snapping, crackling and popping when we move. I tease my chiropractor when he tries to give me an adjustment and his hands crack more than my joints. I tell not to worry, that I won’t charge him anything.
Recently, though, I’ve been making such noises when lying absolutely still. I mostly sleep on my left side, but I’ve always turned to my right side if I get tired of lying on that side. Anymore, though, when I do lay on my right side, my vertebra, shoulder joints and rib connections seem to click and pop something awful for a while. It’s like all my blubber is causing them to shift from their old “sleeping on my left side position” to a new position for sleeping on my right side. This has only been going on for a little over a month, but it’s mildly disconcerting, when I’m trying to go to asleep, since each pop is very slightly painful.
Getting old isn’t for sissies, I’ve been told. I guess it beats the alternative, though. © 2014