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Why do osteopaths make you neck and spine pop, what are they loosening up when they do this?
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Dr. Timothy Bell
Family Medicine
In brief: Spine to neutral
There are many ways to get your vertebra, ribs, and joints into neutral position but what you are describing is an isolation of a segment or group of vertebra and manipulating it from the position that it is stuck in back to its neutral position, so that your body can begin the healing process.
This relieves the stress on that joint or segment so that blood flow can be improved.

In brief: Spine to neutral
There are many ways to get your vertebra, ribs, and joints into neutral position but what you are describing is an isolation of a segment or group of vertebra and manipulating it from the position that it is stuck in back to its neutral position, so that your body can begin the healing process.
This relieves the stress on that joint or segment so that blood flow can be improved.
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