Why does it feel good to pop my back

The reason that cracking your back usually feels so good is that it helps to release tension from joints. Dr. Steven Yeomans, quoted earlier, says that the popping sound helps to release joint pressure. Dr. Yeomans says that if the back or spine is tense or the patient has muscle spasm, the audible pop may not be heard. 7

What are the side effects of cracking your back?

What most people don’t know is that cracking your back too much can lead to a condition called “hypermobility”. Hypermobility results from the spine, and muscles around the spine, repeatedly stretching. When the structures in your back are stretched over and over (making the cracking sound), it loses the normal elasticity.

Why is cracking your back so bad?

Cracking your back too hard or too much can injure blood vessels. This can be dangerous because many important vessels run up and down your back, many of which connect to your brain. One possible complication of this is blood clotting, which can cause strokes, aneurysms, or other brain injuries.

Why does it feel so good to crack your back?

Cracking joints (also called joint cavitations) often feels good because it can release tension and increase the range of motion. Cracking or releasing the spinal joints of your back is usually safe if done in a controlled manner and within the normal planes of motion of the spine.

Why does my back make popping noise?

— it is normal for the joints in the vertebrae to make a popping or cracking sound with this type of movement. According to The Chiropractor’s Self-Help Back and Body Book, by Samuel Homola, when there is a binding or locking in a spinal joint, a cracking sound may occur when the joint is suddenly loosened through stretching or manipulation.

Is back cracking bad for You?

The short answer is yes. Back cracking might feel good, but it’s safest when left to a professional because popping your own back can lead to pulled muscles or strained tendons. If done in moderation, you’re less likely to experience dangerous side effects. We’ve all probably cracked our back every now and then, and we’re fine, right?

What should I do if I crack my back?

Joints whose movement is restricted may not pop when you crack your back. Instead, you’ll be cracking the healthy joints that can move freely. For a professional spinal adjustment, make an appointment with a chiropractor, physical therapist, or osteopath. Cracking your back is similar to cracking joints such as your neck, shoulder, and fingers.

Can cracking your neck cause arthritis?

There is no current research that shows cracking the neck leads to a higher risk for arthritis. There are safe alternatives for relief when feeling the urge to crack your neck. For instance, you may perform a chin tuck by simply leaning your head down for 30 seconds at a time. This can alleviate built up tension in your neck.

How to fix a cracked shoulder?

1. Back-of-chair stretch. Sit in a chair with a solid back that allows your shoulder blades to fit over the top. You can interlace your fingers behind your head or extend your arms up over your head. Lean back and relax. Continue leaning back over the top edge of the chair until your back cracks.