When Is Neck Cracking an Issue?
Sometimes our necks crack unintentionally when we roll it.
Why does this happen?
Can it benefit 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.
Table of contents:
- What causes my neck to crack?
- Are there benefits to neck cracking?
- Are there risks to cracking my neck?
- When is neck cracking a concern?
- Do I need to see a chiropractor for neck cracking?
- Fix neck pain at Arrowhead Clinic
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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