Is it a good idea to crack your own back when it feels stiff? Sometimes the stiffness almost forces us to try to manipulate our backs for relief. It may seem completely harmless to crack your own back, and in certain cases a stretch to elongate our spine or other simple movements are completely harmless and are in fact encouraged (Assuming you are in good enough health to perform stretches). But there could be serious complications and further injuries if you or someone else attempts to crack your back and does it inappropriately.
There are certain myths about cracking your own back, and some of these myths have parallels with other parts of the body. For instance, there are myths stating that a person will develop arthritis from both cracking the back and other joints such as the fingers. But there isn’t any evidence that arthritis can be caused from cracking.
There are ways to crack the back that are wrong, and any improper manipulation of the spine can lead to issues such as soft tissue damage, edema, joint strain, and, in serious cases, immobility. Pregnancy is often accompanied by back pain, and it’s a good idea to call your professional chiropractor at Larson Chiropractic if you are pregnant and need relief from back pain.
Chiropractic medicine is always the quality choice. Your professional chiropractor at Larson Chiropractic can help to alleviate your pain and give you advice on how to keep your spine as healthy and as pain-free as possible. Chiropractic medicine can also help to improve functionally, and, because chiropractic medicine can help to alleviate pain and stiffness, it’s terrific for mental health as well.
If you have any questions about chiropractic medicine, or if you are in need of relief from any pain and stiffness in your spine, then call Larson Chiropractic today.