It is Bad to Crack Your Back? When you are constantly on the go, it can start to take a toll on your body. Whether its sitting at a desk all day or running around, sure enough the aching from physical activity and stress can start to sink in.
When you are constantly on the go, it can start to take a toll on your body. Whether its sitting at a desk all day or running around, sure enough the aching from physical activity and stress can start to sink in.
When that feeling strikes it can be tempting to try stretch it out or even attempt to crack your back. Unfortunately it can be detrimental in the long run to crack your own back. And here’s why.
A small crack or two every now and then feels good and seems to help release that back pain temporarily. But, if you’re doing this often it can lead to severe joint pain in the long run.
When it comes to cracking your back, you should really leave this up to the professionals. After all they do know what they’re doing!
So what is this crack actually doing? The cracking sound has been found to be a release of carbon dioxide gas that is built up over time in your joints. Back cracking can cause injuries such as muscle pulls and can strain tendons. Over stretching yourself can also happen when you crack your back.
Cracking your own back can also possibly compromise your blood supply to your head and neck, pretty scary huh? Let’s go back to the professionals. Chiropractors and or physical therapists are trained specifically to assist your back problems. These guys know what to crack and when to crack it.
So how do you avoid the daily back crack?
Healthy stretches are also a great way to prevent this habit. Stretches promote movement in all directions and can relieve that pressure you’ve been feeling without actually cracking your back. Sounds good to us.
Pilates exercises are recommended to help prevent and decrease your back pain, particularly in the lower back. Pilates works to strengthen your core, which can help further support your back muscles and promote good posture. Pilates can also work to gently stretch a tight back.
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30 Nov 2017 - 5:14 AM / Helen Clarke