Everyone will feel their spine pop periodically. It often happens while we stretch, and it brings about a feeling of relief. This is because it represents a release of pressure, caused by expelling gas from between your bones. However, many people wonder if this could be detrimental to their joints.
The short answer is that no, there doesn’t seem to be anything wrong with cracking your spine. However, if you find yourself doing it a lot, you may want to seek out professional help. Cracking a joint entails putting extra strain on your ligaments. Over time, these ligaments can lose their elasticity and rob the associated muscles of some of their effectiveness. Consult our Edmonds chiropractic clinic if you have a chronic need to crack your back or neck, and we can help you to get to the root of the problem.