Is it bad to crack my neck and back myself?

  • 21st May 2015

Yes. You cannot properly adjust your own spine. You may be causing more harm than good. The need to crack your back is often a sign of an underlying back problem. By cracking your back you tend to create too much movement in the areas above and below your main problem. This only serves to compound the problem you may already have. Self-administered “cracking” typically provides very transient relief if any at all. The chiropractor is trained to detect and treat the main concern in your spine and typically this will reduce the need for you to crack your own back.

Not even chiropractors adjust their own spine, they will get treatment from another qualified chiropractor.