What you don’t know could hurt you.
When you crack your neck, the cracking noise originates from synovial fluid inside the joint.
When the joint stretches, the fluid inside the joint, called synovial fluid, releases a bubble of air.
But cracking your neck to relieve pain and pressure is only a temporary fix and can lead to problems down the road.
At worst, a small tear could form on the vertebral artery, which could one day lead to stroke.
Stretched ligaments are weaker and cause more pain because they cannot offer proper support.
At the chiropractor you will receive a spinal adjustment. Cracking your neck at home will only releases an air gas bubble in the synovial fluid, providing temporary relief.