How to safely pop your back

Gentle Back Popping Exercise

  • Lay on your back, bring both knees up to your chest and hold your knees tight to your belly.
  • Gently pull your knees to your belly and hold for 30 seconds to help gently stretch your spine and back muscles.
  • Release and repeat 3-5 times a day to relieve back tension.

What is the best way to crack your back?

The first way to crack your back is by using a chair to exert pressure on spinal joints. You can use the back of the chair for leverage to extend the range of motion on your spine and crack joints in your mid-back. When cracking your back using a chair, you should always try to keep your shoulder and back as relaxed as possible.

Why does it feel good to crack your neck and back?

Forced cracking If you forcibly crack your neck and back frequently, especially as a means to relieve pressure and pain, can lead to loss of elasticity in the ligaments, which forces the muscles to work harder and tire easier. The joints are forced beyond the normal range of motion and the ligaments are stretched out over time.

Is it good to pop your back?

Depending on the type of back pain you have, it could be good to crack or pop your back by yourself. For example, occasionally cracking your back can help to relieve tension in your lower and middle back. This can also give some relief from mild low back pain.

How do you crack your lower back?

Twist your upper body at the waist to the right. Grasp the back of the chair with your left hand and twist as far to the right as possible until you feel or hear your lower back crack. Repeat this movement to the left. Grasp the chair back with your right hand and turn until you crack your lower back.

How do you crack your own back?

Cracking Your Own Back Try to crack your back while standing upright. This is a fairly safe means of cracking your back, and it can be done at your convenience during the day. Use a chair to crack your back. If you need to crack your back quickly at work or school, you can do so while seated. Lie on the floor.

How do you crack your upper back?

Lie facedown on the floor and have someone push on your upper back between your shoulder blades, if possible. Take a deep breath and exhale as the person pushes down on your back. This is a great way to crack your upper back.

What causes grinding in lower back?

Back cracking can occur whenever the spine’s facet joints are manipulated out of or into their normal position, such as when twisting the lower back or neck. When the facet joints move like this, they can produce an audible crack or pop along with a grinding sensation or sudden relief of pressure.

Do You Crack Your Back?

Generally, no. When you “crack” your back, nothing’s actually cracking, splintering, or breaking. There’s even a technical term for it: crepitus. Spinal manipulation, or an “adjustment,” can be done by yourself or by a professional, such as a chiropractor or other joint and spine specialist.