Why You Shouldn’t Crack Your Knuckles (or Neck): A Chiropractor Explains


Lately I’ve been feeling a little bit, well, creakier than usual.

It’s probably because I’ve been spending a little too much time working, hunched over at my desk, but at the same time, I’ve also noticed that while I’ve been cracking my hands, knuckles and neck quite a bit, the problem hasn’t been getting much better.

I’ve started supplementing with turmeric and MSM capsules and also recently got a massage using avocado oil, and while both have helped, a lot of the creakiness has still remained.

Since then I’ve gone back to cracking my hands quite a bit, mostly because of how good it feels. But is cracking our hands and neck really a solution to our problems or just a stopgap measure that makes us feel good in the short term?

Chiropractor Dr. JaDean Anderson explains in the video below why cracking these areas may be symptomatic of a larger problem, and why you should avoid doing it:

Of course it’s worth noting that Dr. Anderson is a chiropractor whose perspective is obviously focused in that direction, but I thought this was interesting. You can see more videos like this on the page iHealthtube.com.

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Nick Meyer is a journalist who's been published in the Detroit Free Press, Dallas Morning News and several other outlets. He founded AltHealthWORKS in 2012 to showcase extraordinary stories of healing and the power of organic living, stories the mainstream media always seemed to miss. Check out Nick's Amazon best-seller 'Dirt Cheap Organic: 101 Tips For Going Organic on a Budget' by clicking here, as well as its sequel Dirt Cheap Weight Loss.