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A male asked:

When i crack my neck i get a burning sensation in my spine and i can't move my legs for a few minutes.

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Dr. Matt Wachsman
A Verified Doctoranswered
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
SERIOUS: without an exam, I can only give general information AND generally pain and paralysis from a neck related thing is INCREDIBLY serious and can imply risk for QUADRAPLEGIA (paralysis from the neck down) and could be unstable at this very minute. Can be an indication for emergency neck x-ray series to see if neck is broken. (arthritis, thin bones often does this).
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Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Well, stop this!: This maneuver is not advisable & should be discontinued right away. Also see your MD for an exam.
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Last updated Oct 31, 2014

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