In this video, I talk about how cracking your own spine can cause problems — and that cracking your knuckles does not cause arthritis (as some may believe)! 🙂 Technically, cracking your back isn’t bad for you, but routinely cracking your back is a different story.
“Cracking or self-adjusting any joint within the body is bad for you if it is done in a habitual manner,” Dr. Christopher Anselmi, a Chiropractor at Hospital for Special Surgery’s Integrative Care Center in New York City told FoxNews.com. “These joints are composed of ligaments, tendons and other soft tissue structures which can wear out over time. Any undue placed on these joints can lead to premature breakdown.”
A chiropractic adjustment or treatment is not about the crack…it’s more than that. Chiropractic care creates harmony in movement that supports proper function of the spine and nervous system…all of which help keep you working right, feeling good, and healing for as long as possible.