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Back an neck cracking problems, what to do?

Back an neck cracking problems, what to do?

See a specialist.: See a non-surgical sports medicine specialist, who would begin with xrays, to determine if your symptoms are coming from any arthritis in the cervical spine, or, it could be musculotendinous in nature, and you might just need some physical therapy. ...Read more

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Could cracking my neck for years caused my neck to lengthen or lean forward?

Could cracking my neck for years caused my neck to lengthen or lean forward?

Usually not. : Crack neck might induce facet joint relax or hypertrophy, not interfere with the neck length or bending. ...Read more

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I catch myself always cracking my neck, why do I have it? Is it maybe caused my stress?

I catch myself always cracking my neck, why do I have it? Is it maybe caused my stress?

"Popping" joints: I had always been told it came from bone on bone when it hurt, and then more ligamentous or involving cartilage if it did not hurt. A better explanation can be found- http://www.Loc.Gov/rr/scitech/mysteries/joint.Html hope this helps dr. P. ...Read more

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How does chiropractic neck cracking cause strokes? On the news, it said that chiropractors are a cause if strokes

How does chiropractic neck cracking cause strokes? On the news, it said that chiropractors are a cause if strokes

Manipulation: Chiropractors, osteopaths and some physical therapists can cause strokes by the violent twisting of the neck usually causing injury to the vertebral artery or by breaking off plaque in carotid artery. This is a rare occurrence as most cervical adjustments are more controlled. Let your provider if you have any dizziness during treatment as that could be a risk sign. ...Read more

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Can chiropractic neck "cracking" adjustment reduce dizziness caused by cervical foraminal stenosis?

Can chiropractic neck "cracking" adjustment reduce dizziness caused by cervical foraminal stenosis?

Not recommended: Neck cracking done as "head thrusts" is considered potentially unsafe and should be avoided. The academy of neurology has come out against this procedure due to high risks of artery dissection and fatal stroke which can occur. I have seen 3 cases of these consequences while in training. I advise all my patients to reconsider doing such maneuvers. Risks vs. Benefits ratio unacceptably high. ...Read more

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Do d.O.'s do neck cracking or neck adjustments like chiropractors do (for neck tightness)?

Do d.O.'s do neck cracking or neck adjustments like chiropractors do (for neck tightness)?

D.O.s do adjustments: Doctors of osteopathic medicine, or D.O.S, are trained to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal issues such as neck and back pain with omt(osteopathic manipulative treatment). Omt provides many options for treating diverse medical conditions and is similar to chiropractic in some ways, but also unique and can vary depending on the physician. Dos also have equivalent education and training to mds. ...Read more

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