Are you dealing with neck pain? If so, you’re not alone. According to the American Chiropractic Association, nearly 22 million Americans suffer from some form of neck pain each year. Thankfully, chiropractic treatments can provide relief for many of those suffering. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at some of the effects of neck cracking by chiropractors.
The cervical spine is a key component in supporting the head and neck. When this system becomes injured or damaged, patients may experience symptoms such as headaches, pain, stiffness, numbness and more.
What is Neck Cracking?
When a chiropractor cracks a patient’s neck, also know as manipulation, they hear the sound of popping or cracking. This occurs when pressure is applied to cervical joints which are located at either end below the ears and top part above them on each side as well near where throat meets shoulder blades .
A chiropractor will often crack their patient’s necks by applying manual traction on these joints with an intention to heal them through physical therapy methods like restoration of joint integrity restored movement patterns & muscle strength all while providing relief from pain!
Cracking helps to realign the spine and relieve pressure on the nerves. It also increases range of motion and decreases muscle tension. I can also help to release built-up toxins in the joints and muscles as well as improve circulation and increase range of motion.
What is Chiropractic Manipulation a Good Treatment For?
Cracking your neck can have a host of benefits, including relief from soreness or pain in the region as well realignment misaligned joints. You may also feel lighter due to being released pressure on yourself and release endorphins!
Eliminate pain and stiffness in your neck
Soothe tension headaches
Improve posture and alignment
Regain range of motion
Feel better after the first treatment
What Are the Risks of Neck Cracking?
There are some risks associated with neck manipulation, but these are usually temporary and mild. They include dizziness, headaches, and fatigue.
More serious risks are rare but can include stroke and nerve damage. As always, be sure to consult with your doctor before beginning any new treatment regimen.
Don’t Suffer In Pain Any Longer
If you’re suffering from neck pain, chiropractic treatments can provide relief. Neck cracking can help to realign the spine and relieve pressure on the nerves. It can also increase range of motion and decrease muscle tension. While there are some risks associated with neck cracking, these are usually temporary and mild. If you have any concerns, be sure to consult with your doctor before beginning any new treatment regimen.
Dr. Adam Rosoff is a Chiropractic Physician at Total Vitality Medical Group. Dr. Rosoff has helped thousands of patients by utilizing the most current evidence-based approach. Dr. Rosoff earned his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Central Florida and went on to earn his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic.