Is Cracking your Neck Bad for You?

Girl Paralyzed from Cracking her own Neck

Millions do it, some a hundred times a day, but is it bad for you?

These are some case studies that I’ve seen in the news recently.

#1- 23-yr old Girl is Partially Paralyzed from Cracking her own Neck. From May 2019 article

#2- 28-yr old Man in Oklahoma Suffers Major Stroke from Cracking his own Neck. From May 2019 article.

These are two case studies of a vertebral artery dissection caused by tearing an artery in your neck. I get asked this over and over. Is cracking (insert body part) bad for you?

Do NOT crack your back/neck or have your friend do it, or a bum on the street. Yes, I’ve actually seen this in New Orleans.

“I heard that cracking your knucks makes your fingers fat.” If you find the research or evidence this would be a good read so please share. I’d like them to try and hypothesize the etiology of this.

Seek a trained Doctor of Chiropractic ONLY for adjusting/cracking your bones and joints.

Published by Dr. Jase

Thanks for visiting. More about me...I wanted to be a doctor as long as I can remember. My passion is and always will be to help people solve their health problems and inspire them to be better versions of themselves. I completed my undergrad at Michigan State University where I studied Physiology. It was there I shadowed in a local hospital, talked to scientists, counselors, medical doctors and chiropractors. After much consideration I attended Life University in Atlanta, GA. Prior to attending Life U I had never been to a chiropractor. All I knew is they help peoples' spines. Shortly after attending I received my first adjustments. Previously, it was ingrained in my head that pain was normal and to ignore it. As part of the process at Life U you are assigned a student intern that is learning to adjust people. Little did I know their learning experience on my spine would be my miracle. At 26, I've had constant shoulder pain since my days on the high school football team. I was 100 percent convinced I'd have to live with it forever. After being under care for a few weeks things started to change and shortly thereafter my pain was gone. Besides the knowledge in joint pain and spinal adjustments I became well-versed in other aspects of holistic care like diet, exercise, and other chronic disease processes that can be reversed via lifestyle. I love to teach and like to be creative so starting a blog, youtube channel and instagram profile check all my boxes for what makes me happy as a person. Other accolades: I became the go to chiropractor in the Atlanta area for athletes and families. The Atlanta Blaze MLL (professional lacrosse) team brought me on to be their team chiropractor. 2015 Nationally Qualifed NPC Men's Physique Competitor I also did some modeling and even acted in a few commercials for fun.

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