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is it dangerous to crack your back if you've had a spinal fusion?

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Dr. Jonathan Hyde
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
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
No: No-it is not dangerous, harmful or risky as long as you are doing it yourself.
Answered on May 6, 2019

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