Let Your Chiropractor Crack Your Back
By Donna Stark
It feels good, doesn't it? And the satisfaction that comes after doing it? Well, can we all just admit that there is nothing quite like it? Whether it is done on purpose or it happens accidentally, cracking your back is one of the most enjoyable things in life. And clearly, since so many people do it and since it feels so darn good, there can't be anything wrong with a crack here or there, right? Well, maybe. But don't be fooled into thinking it is OK to do all the time. In fact, your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic should really be the only ones doing your cracking.
Is It OK to Crack Your Back?
Obviously, cracking your back doesn't mean that you are literally cracking your back. When your spine is not in its proper alignment, its joints can fill with gas bubbles, and when you move your body in certain ways, those bubbles are released. The cracking sound you hear is actually the bubbles being "popped." And although that sounds pretty harmless, it isn't something that you should be doing all the time. Most experts agree that the potential damage created by doing so just isn't worth the temporary relief you may feel. Take a look at the future problems you could be creating for yourself.
- Chronic back and neck pain
- Damaged discs and nerves
- Excessive wear on your spinal joints
- Joint instability
- Muscle and ligament strain
See Your Local Chiropractor Instead
The problem with cracking your own back is similar to the problem of masking pain with pain relievers. You will only find temporary relief at best and you will never truly address the root of your spinal issues. On top of that, you could also be focusing on and cracking the wrong joints!
But don't start panicking yet. That occasional snap, crackle, and pop that occurs after a long drive or a twist of your neck is no cause for concern, but you should take it as a reminder to head on in to see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic! Chiropractic care encourages proper alignment of the spine and is an effective approach for the treatment of back pain, but more importantly, it's a gentle approach. And it's definitely much safer than that forceful twist of your body or that aggressive, backward bear hug you ask your friend to do. So come on in today and see how the pros handle the job. It will still feel good and you will still get the same level of satisfaction from it, only it will be done with a much safer approach.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Webster, Tex.