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Neck cracks when I lift weights should I stop?
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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