Neck pain: Why you should not CRACK your own NECK!

NEVER ever crack your own neck!

Admit it, who doesn’t like a good crack at the neck after facing the computer for hours. Some of us might crack our neck multiples times a day like the saying –“A crack a day, takes you a long way”. Some of us might leave it alone, some of us might just crack it ourselves. That might alleviate the pain for now, but it may lead to devastating effects as you grow older.

The neck serves as a conduit for the major blood vessels to the brain and is the primary pathway of the central nervous system. The cervical (neck) region is one of the most important areas of the body and its structural integrity and function are absolutely critical to overall health and healing.

Because of its mobility, relatively small structure, and weight-bearing role, the cervical spine is a frequent site of spinal nerve trauma, subluxations, and fixations. As such, carelessly cracking your own neck without the consultation and expertise of your chiropractor can be detrimental to your entire nervous system.

Feeling stiffness at your neck? Have the urge to crack it? Maybe that’s a sign your body is telling you there’s a condition. Brave the urge, don’t crack it, come into our clinic and have a consultation with our chiropractor. Our chiropractor will provide a focused analysis on what is going on with your body and what is the best treatment required to solve the condition.