View Full Version : Does anyone crack their neck?
11-20-2001, 03:58 AM
Well. I really mean correct their vertebral subluxation? I do it all the time, mainly because I have two herniated discs next to each other. I go to a chiropractor once a week so that I don't have to have a major operation on my neck. YECCCHHH!!!
11-20-2001, 05:08 AM
Originally posted by johnnymk
I do it all the time, mainly because I have two herniated discs next to each other. I go to a chiropractor once a week so that I don't have to have a major operation on my neck. YECCCHHH!!!
Sp what kind of effect does neck cracking have on your condition? Is it a cause or a cure? I crack all the time, so I'm curious.
I crack my neck quite often. but it's probably from my horrible posture...
11-20-2001, 06:32 AM
i used to. and my neck kept hurting more and more. then i stoped it cold-turkey because i thought maybe that's why it hurts. It took a year, but my neck hasn't since then. well, not etirely true. it's been hurting since last spring when i was thrown on to my head. which is a different story altogether.
might wanna stop getting dropped on your head then :P
11-20-2001, 10:01 AM
most of my joints just crack on their own, because of my bleeding disorder - I tend to be extra lubbed up.
But my wife is a chiro, so I take special pleasure in cracking my neck. Each time I do so, I say, "Ohhh, saved 35 bucks right there".
For some reason, that doesn't amuse her.
11-20-2001, 10:04 AM
Originally posted by revil
i used to. and my neck kept hurting more and more. then i stoped it cold-turkey because i thought maybe that's why it hurts. It took a year, but my neck hasn't since then.
wow, I need some of that will power!
Originally posted by cpugeek04
i crack almost all my joints, neck, back, fingers, toes, knees, and once in a while, elbows
I do all the same.....and elbows (they naturally crack whenever I lift). So, yeah....i hate doing it, but it feels sooo goooooood!!!!!
11-20-2001, 10:04 AM
I crack my neck as well. I was told my my neurologist NOT to do it. I am a migraine sufferer and he says it precipitates the migraine. After doing for so long, 20+ years, I find that when I try to stop my neck becomes very stiff and after a while a slight turn of the head will cause my neck to crack. T
11-20-2001, 10:10 AM
I injured myself ten years ago, lifting a very heavy rug. A neurosurgeon recommended surgery, which I immediately declined. He said that a chiropractor would never help me. Well, after many, many frequent visits, the pain became bearable. I reinjured the discs two more times, but each time, the chiropractors starightened me back up.If it weren't for the weekly adjustments and the self-adjustments, I would be a wreck.
11-20-2001, 11:19 AM
I crack my butt :heh:
11-20-2001, 11:50 AM
Originally posted by brainsmile
I crack my butt :heh:
OH OH I can too!!
Also I like to have my back cracked by having somebody step on me. It's probably horrible for my back, but it feels great!!
My knees "pop" nearly every time I bend them and is it loud. My wrist are also a good source of bone cracking along with ankles and stirnum.
11-20-2001, 01:04 PM
I was at the mall a month ago and just for fun we had an initial test done on our spine from this chiropractor trying to drum up some business I suppose.
Well from the x-rays it seems I have straight neck vertabrae as opposed to bowed out. My gf is worse...she has bowed in. I asked the doc on a scale from 1-10 how bad am I. I got a 7 and my gf got 9. Treatment he said was 45 per visit at 3 visits per week for one year. It's $5000...yeesh.
I would go but my gf really needs to go...she gets migraines like a B*tch. And if she gets a migraine...then guess who's on the receiving end :(
11-20-2001, 01:26 PM
I pop it occasionally. Not as much as my jaw. My dentist, when I was young, told me to rock my jaw until it popped and then to bring my jaw back. I have a VERY slight underbite. Can't really notice it according to him. Personally, I don't have one at all. He refused to fix the real problem which is my teeth. They are crooked and they give the illusion of the underbite. I hate dentist.
I want Donnie to go overseas so I can get braces :) It's the only way I can afford them.
11-20-2001, 01:28 PM
Despite the time when I cracked my neck and wasn't able to move it for like a week, I still do it anyway. I also crack my back, knuckles, other people's knuckles, oh yeah my knee also pops when crouching.
11-20-2001, 01:41 PM
I have a severely F'ed up neck. The it has a reverse curve to it so I am on a regimine of chiro visits once a week. Physical therapy 3x's a week (for now) and muscle relaxers every night along with arthritis medication. It sucks sooo bad. My neck is a mess unless I really baby it.
One thing that really helped is a Tempur Pedic neck pillow. You can get them from Brookstone but they are much cheaper on Ebay. It was worth every penny to me.
11-20-2001, 01:56 PM
Compared to you guys, I'm just a hypocondriac that enjoys the wave of relaxation that overcomes me whenever I crack my joints. There something satisfying about the sound of cracking joints.
However I often get stares from people who seem to be sickened by the sounds of my joints popping.
11-20-2001, 02:44 PM
I crack my neck all the time...all my friends hate it because it sounds so gross
11-20-2001, 02:51 PM
I do, and everything else like everyone else is saying :P
11-20-2001, 03:09 PM
In addition to the chiropractic treatments, these three things really help me:
1.A pillow filled with some kind of husks. If you lie on this pillow so that you encounter the maximum irritation ( sounds freaky, I know), then try to completely relax, or fall asleep, then awaken about a half an hour later, you can generally crack it yourself, which relieves the tension.
2.A cream that you can only get at a chiropractor. It's called Relevamine. If you take it before going to bed,it will take the edge off of your pain. It won't cure anything, it just takes the edge off.
3. A combination weight/pillow that you can only get through a chiropractor. The pillow is about 4 inches in diameter and about 12 inches long. The weight is a small packet filled with metal beads. It weighs around 4 pounds. It has a strap which fits around your forehead and chin. You put the pillow at the end of the bed, lie on it(face upward), fasten the weight/strap to your head with the weight hanging(dangling) from the bed. This is a cheap traction device. Use it for just 5 minutes or so. You can't believe how this thing works! It costs about $20.00. It's best to use it before going to bed.
11-20-2001, 03:16 PM
how does one go about cracking the neck and back?
11-20-2001, 03:35 PM
one of my good friends cracks her neck all the time, well 2 years ago right around this time of the year we were getting ready to go out and while we were getting ready she cracked her neck and got it stuck like that, it was one of the funniest things i've ever seen. She couldn't move her neck for like 2 hours
11-20-2001, 05:48 PM
Originally posted by ChrisMG187
how does one go about cracking the neck and back?
there are a few ways of doing this..
one is sit on a chair, and twist your upper half of your body (helps to grab onto the back of the chair or armrests). As you twist to the max, your back starts popping.
another is to put your arms in the front of your body and bend your arms so that your hands are up to your shoulders. A friend then comes behind you and puts their arms around your chest & arms. then bounces you...kinda weird sounding, but it works...
there's some other variations and as you crack more, the more easily it cracks
one is to grab your neck as someone would do in a movie to kill someone....and twist as they would in killing a person, but slowly :) So slowly, that if u start feeling like your neck's gonna break, thenstop! :)
it'll start cracking... :P
or put your elbow on the desk, and put your chin on your hand....
then put weight on your head so that your neck starts twisting while your chin stays on your hand....same as above.
again, the more you crack, the easier it becomes.....
many people can do the 'bruce lee' where you just turn your neck, and it starts cracking.....
one joint i haven't seen mentioned here is the sturnum (typo). I crack my sturnum too...
11-20-2001, 05:59 PM
if i were you i'd put a disclaimer in that guide, next thing you know 3 people break there necks.
Sometimes. It seems to be related to my stress level. High stress = more neck cracking. Things are much better now that I have a job.
11-20-2001, 07:40 PM
i crack my neck and back a lot. i never used to do it, but following a car accident 10 years ago, my dr. sent me to a chiro for about 4 months to correct whiplash. since then, i've had recurrent neck and back pain (not serious, just a low-grade annoyance) and my neck and back crack every so often. in fact, just reading through all the responses to this post, i had to crack my neck because it was making me think about it so much.
11-20-2001, 08:11 PM
yeah i crack mine too. prolly shouldn't, but i think the other solution is to sleep on my back, and i can't stand doing that.
11-20-2001, 08:31 PM
yea, i crack just about everything, but it feels sooo good when someoen cracks your neck for you
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