Why Does My Neck Crack When I Roll It?

When Is Neck Cracking an Issue?

Sometimes our necks crack unintentionally when we roll it.

Why does this happen?

Can it benefit you?

Harm you?

Yes and no.

Rolling your neck and cracking it gently typically doesn't cause any harm.

But, if you do it incorrectly, too often, or with too much force, it can cause pain and discomfort.

In the article below, we'll take a look at when neck cracking might occur, what the risks and rewards might be, and when you should see your chiropractor.

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All of us have done it at some point in our lives and heard those cracking sounds − cracking your joints is a very common habit.

The joints that get cracked the most are our knuckles, fingers, and toes.

Some of us do it to release the pressure that has built up, while others do it out of pure habit.

The term "cracking" refers to the popping sound that occurs when the joint and ligaments of the joint are loosened and let out a release of oxygen.

Any joint can be cracked, and that includes the joints in your cervical spine, or neck.

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How to Fix a Crick in Your Neck

How to Fix a Crick in Your Neck

No matter the cause of the crick in your neck, you will notice your neck is stiff, sore, and sometimes quite painful to move after sleeping in an awkward position, straining a muscle or moving your neck weirdly.

When this happens, you should seek medical attention for immediate pain relief.

In this this blog, we define what a crick in the neck is, how to manage the pain, and where to seek medical attention.

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A crick in the neck can be caused by a singular movement or by sleeping in a bad position.

Most people do not realize how much you turn your head and use your neck throughout the day until you can't.

Neck pain can be a debilitating issue if it isn't treated.

Therefore, we want to help you relieve the soreness in your neck and get you back to your full range of motion as quickly as possible.

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Text Neck: Shocking Facts You Don’t Want To Miss

"Text -Neck" is becoming a syndrome for many Americans  

Of the 6 billion people that walk this planet, over 4 billion own mobile devices. Texting is hugely convenient and a quick form of communication for many of us.

Over one billion messages are sent every month worldwide. On a typical day, Americans spend around 2.7 hours per day texting, checking e-mails, and surfing the web from their mobile devices.

There are also other common causes of neck pain.

 


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