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Is back cracking harmful? Is scoliosis correlated with back cracking?

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Dr. Robert Pashman
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Cracking

Joint cracking is most commonly due to benign pressure changes in the joints.
Rarely, instability of the spine can cause popping. There is no correlation with scoliosis and it is rarely harmful. For more information visit www.eSpine.com under scoliosis

In brief: Cracking

Joint cracking is most commonly due to benign pressure changes in the joints.
Rarely, instability of the spine can cause popping. There is no correlation with scoliosis and it is rarely harmful. For more information visit www.eSpine.com under scoliosis
Dr. Robert Pashman
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: No,no

Scoliosis is usually not, in and of itself, associated with back cracking.
It is felt to be a similar phenomenon to cracking your knuckles. Instead of the knuckles, the joints involved are thought to be the facet joints located in the posterior part of the spine. Thank you for your question.

In brief: No,no

Scoliosis is usually not, in and of itself, associated with back cracking.
It is felt to be a similar phenomenon to cracking your knuckles. Instead of the knuckles, the joints involved are thought to be the facet joints located in the posterior part of the spine. Thank you for your question.
Dr. Edward Hellman
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