A 36-year-old member asked:
is it dangerous to crack your back if you've had a spinal fusion?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Jonathan Hyde answered
28 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Probably: I do not recommend cracking your back, or having manipulative treatments, particularly after a spinal fusion. A fusion permanently stiffens the segment(s) where there was pain generating pathology. There is always the possibility of a breakdown in the integrity of the adjacent spinal segments, and such techniques would cause more stress at these areas of future risk.
Answered on Jul 28, 2018
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