Have you ever twisted your back or stretched your neck and heard a “pop or cracking” sound? What is that popping sound? In between the joints throughout the spine gas can build up causing tension. Movement releases the gas and that’s the “pop” sound you hear.
Is it safe? Adjusting your back or neck may not cause any major damage to your bones and joints when it happens occasionally. However forcing your joints to “crack” can jam joints together causing pain or degeneration.
If you haven’t suffered any trauma and aren’t experiencing arm or leg pain, numbness, or tingling, then it may be safe to try gentle stretching to release tension but if you feel pain, consult one of our doctor’s at Woodstock Chiropractic Clinic! Our doctors are trained to provide specific adjustments to your joints, which can positively affect your nerves and brain, decrease tension and pain, and promote your overall health!