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Can Popping Your Own Spine Help Neck Pain?

Do you ever have that feeling you just need to crack your neck or back to feel relief from neck pain? Many have experienced this. It is a habit that most people do not think twice about. Once you have popped your neck or back, you may find some temporary relief. However, it is one habit that is better to break free of as this can damage the muscles around the spine and, of course, the spine itself. It has been noted that cracking your back or neck can even increase the risk of stroke. So, if you need relief, what can be done instead?

Finding Beneficial Relief from Neck Pain

Understandably when facing discomfort, we want quick relief. Seeing an upper cervical chiropractor can help alleviate discomfort, pain, and other symptoms. It is best not to wait until things get so bad that they are no longer bearable. What are some telltale signs that you should visit an upper cervical chiropractor? Here are a few.

  • Soreness behind the ears and below the head
  • Decreased range of motion or difficulty moving the head from side to side
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Middle or lower back pain
  • Vertigo or dizziness
  • Numbness and tingling in the hands or feet
  • Migraines and headaches
  • Clicking in the neck when moving the head from one side to the other
  • Head trauma or history of concussion
  • Scoliosis
  • One leg is longer than the other
  • Oversensitive vision

If you have one or more of these symptoms, NUCCA care may be needed. The precise and gentle practice can align the vertebrae that may be causing the aforementioned conditions, all without cracking or popping the spine. It may even prevent that pesky feeling that you have to crack your neck or back.


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