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The Dangers of Cracking Your Back Without a Chiropractor

Did you know that when you crack your back, the noise produced is due to the shifting of your spinal joints?

More specifically, it’s the release of gas bubbles that rest within these joints. Given this fact, cracking your back without the assistance of a chiropractor is extremely risky and can go south very quickly. 

Sitting in the same position for a long time often results in random cracking as you move about. This is no cause for concern and happens as a result of spinal misalignment, causing your joints to swell and fill with gas bubbles that burst as you shift around. These bubbles are filled with carbon dioxide, oxygen, and nitrogen, and take time to regenerate–which is why you likely can’t crack the same joint multiple times in a row. 

Cracking your back intentionally is where the problem lies. As a way to relieve discomfort caused by misalignment, this relief is only temporary and comes with major risks (i.e., damaged nerves and discs, manipulating the wrong joints, and worn spinal joints). For long-term relief, you will need to fix your alignment–and this goes deeper than simply seeing a chiropractor. 

Realignment with Egoscue Exercises

The Egoscue Method is a unique way to naturally realign your body using a sequence of gentle, specially-crafted exercises. These exercises must be taught by a certified Egoscue Postural Alignment Specialist, who will train you on the proper way to realign your posture for the long-term.

If you’re suffering from chronic musculoskeletal pain, consider Egoscue. Believe it or not, these exercises have a 94% success rate in treating patients with this type of chronic pain. Not to mention, it’s completely safe and risk-free when taught by a professional.

What is a non-force adjustment?

Thankfully, at Independence Wellness & Pulse Center, Dr. John provides both egoscue instruction and non-force adjustments. Non-force chiropractic care does not involve the vigorous cracking and popping that you’re used to, yet delivers all the same benefits (if not more) by realigning your spine and allowing the energy to flow where necessary. 

This non-traditional approach to chiropractic care uses a small tool called the “hand-held Activator V adjusting instrument” to deliver a gentle healing impulse to the tissues surrounding your damaged joint. The Activator Method is not only FDA approved, but also has been scientifically proven time and time again to be effective.

Request an appointment with us today to get your alignment BACK on track!

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