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Neck cracks when I lift weights should I stop?

Neck cracks when I lift weights should I stop?

No pain, no problem: Cracking of your joints including the neck/back has not been shown to have any ill effect as long as in doing so it is not causing you any pain. Lifting weight basically pulls on the muscles of your neck and that can cause cracking--quite common. If you have significant pain/stiffness that is adversely affecting your life/work/sleep etc...Consult your doc for an evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it unhealthy to crack your neck? How can I get myself to stop?

Is it unhealthy to crack your neck? How can I get myself to stop?

Potentially: If you crack it out of nervousness, it may be a bad habit. Do not force it to crack. Increasing your stretching to the neck, forward/backward, side to side and in small circles, will likely reduce this need. Other options include seeing a chiropractor or osteopathic dr. ...Read more

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I have been having a neck pain for a little more than a year now and it won't stop hurting. It also cracks all the time. I really want to know what is it that i have?

I have been having a neck pain for a little more than a year now and it won't stop hurting. It also cracks all the time. I really want to know what is it that i have?

Neck pain lasting fo: Neck pain lasting for more than a year has become a chronic condition that definitely should be evaluated by a physician. There are number of different causes of chronic neck pain from musculoskeletal tension, poor posture to other more serious disorders. In any event, if you have not been evaluated by your primary care physician or an appropriate specialist that would be a first step. ...Read more

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I stretched this morning, and I felt a pop/crack in my neck. Now whenever I turn or lean my head to the right, I feel pain. How do I stop the pain?

I stretched this morning, and I felt a pop/crack in my neck. Now whenever I turn or lean my head to the right, I feel pain. How do I stop the pain?

Strain: Stretching can sometimes injure ligaments / muscles and nerves. Pain may be relieved with acetaminophen / non steroidal such as ibuprofen or naproxen, moist heat and mild stretching. These all get better with tincture of time. ...Read more

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Crack my neck regularly, often several times a day, been doing it since I was 13 and i'm now 16, I can't stop - any serious/long term damage? Or myths?

Crack my neck regularly, often several times a day, been doing it since I was 13 and i'm now 16, I can't stop - any serious/long term damage? Or myths?

Crack neck unecessar: Anything you do unnecessarily and cannot stop will hurt. Neck spine? Deadly consequence! neck spine and muscles are most powerful of the body, when (intentionally) damaged, healing is very questionable and suffering is intense. Treat immediately. ...Read more

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I have extremely clicky joints for a person of my age? (Including back neck ect;) is their anyway to stop the need to crack my back?

I have extremely clicky joints for a person of my age? (Including back neck ect;) is their anyway to stop the need to crack my back?

Hypermobility: Hypermobility is more common in younger people. They have joints and ligaments considered to be particularly lax, and frequently snap and pop at the end point of normal range of motion. This is not in and of itself dangerous, but hyperextension injuries are more common. A good exercise program aimed at improving overall muscle tone can help. ...Read more

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What did I do and how do i stop the neck pain? I "cracked" my neck and now have pain when tilting head up/back and rotating to the left.

What did I do and how do i stop the neck pain? I "cracked" my neck and now have pain when tilting head up/back and rotating to the left.

See good chiro: Leave the cracking to professionals. You may have caused a mild fixation or muscular trigger point. This is usually easily foxed with proper manipulation and soft tissue care. ...Read more

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I have constant discomfort in my neck and jaw when i lay down and cannot get relief even if i try to crack my neck what can I do to stop the pain?

I have constant discomfort in my neck and jaw when i lay down and cannot get relief even if i try to crack my neck what can I do to stop the pain?

Find the cause first: There are many possible causes of pain in the back of the neck. A doctor can evaluate to figure it out. There could be a muscle strain or spasm, inflammation in the joints or tendons, nerve pain from the spine or on the skin, an outbreak of shingles, etc... If a person is older or otherwise at risk for cancers, the doctor will look for tumors as well. Young people more often have muscle strains. ...Read more

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Why does my neck crack exactly?

Why does my neck crack exactly?

Joint surfaces move: Cracking a joint moves the parts of the joint, with the cracking noise coming from cartilage surfaces sliding, from movement of a little air-space from one place in the joint to another, or from some other non-traumatic event. A person with no joint pains before or after cracking a joint is probably not damaging the joint. A doctor should evaluate any pain or stiffness associated with cracking. ...Read more

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Is it bad to "crack" your neck?

Is it bad to "crack" your neck?

No: It will not cause any significant problems, unless you do it too fast, you may cause some muscle pain. ...Read more