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Is It Bad to Crack your Back? Side Effects and Risk Factors

You may find it relaxing and satisfying to crack your back. Many people find the cracking sound relaxing.

While cracking your back once in a while isn’t harmful, doing it too frequently every day can lead to unfavorable consequences. Back cracking has benefits and is safe, but only if it’s done the right way since there can be some risk factors of back cracking. Shelby County Chiropractic understands these risk factors and, therefore, professional back cracking services to ensure safety.

Here are some misconceptions, risk factors, and side effects of back cracking.

Can I Get Arthritis By Cracking My Back?

The idea that cracking your joints, particularly your knuckles, can cause arthritis is one of the most widespread yet mistaken beliefs around this activity. However, there’s no such evidence backing this claim—neither does it enhance your risk of developing arthritis in later life nor cause arthritis.

However, if you pop your back on a daily basis or too often, it might indicate a more serious issue with your spine.

Is It Okay to Crack My Back During Pregnancy?

Back cracking during pregnancy is safe as long as the moms are cautious and do it in the right way. It’s important to note that discomfort and pain during pregnancy are mostly because of the baby’s weight and movement.

This is why it’s safer and more effective to see treatment from a chiropractor who’s experienced in providing prenatal care. Also, remember that during pregnancy, your body releases a specific type of hormone called relaxin. This hormone improves the body’s flexibility and capacity to stretch, both useful during labor.

However, it may cause you to overstretch while attempting to crack your back on your own. Pregnancy discomfort can be managed in a number of ways, but the two most effective are prenatal yoga classes taught by qualified instructors and chiropractic therapy.

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Strained Joint or Compressed Nerve

Cracking your back too often can put a lot of pressure on your spine. Doing it too frequently can lead to tightness and swelling in the joints, torn muscles, injured ligaments, and nerves.

Can I Develop A Slipped Disc When Cracking My Back?

Back cracking can cause irritation between the spinal discs and may push them in the wrong direction, especially if you have an existing injury in your spine; cracking your back may aggravate the symptom.

Can I Hurt Myself By Cracking My Back Every Day?

Over time, it’s possible that cracking your back more than once every day could be detrimental to your health. Constant pain or discomfort before or after you manipulate your spine is a sign of a back issue that needs treatment. Do gentle stretches and exercises that improve strength, flexibility, and posture instead of cracking your back too often.

The need to crack your lower back regularly could be a sign of a more serious problem that needs to be checked out by a professional. If you find yourself constantly cracking your back, seeing a chiropractor can help you pinpoint the underlying cause(s) and, perhaps, provide a permanent solution. It could be as easy as just a few adjustments to your spine.

Professional Back Cracking: Shelbyville Back Pain Treatment

Experience the ultimate relief and relaxation for your back pain through the expert care of Shelby County Chiropractic. Our professional back-cracking sessions provide far more effective pain relief and relaxation than trying to do it on your own. Say goodbye to discomfort and find solace in our advanced chiropractic techniques and state-of-the-art equipment.

Take control of your well-being and call us at 502-633-1073 to schedule an appointment today. Discover the difference professional back cracking can make in your life.