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Neck crack/pop/strain/help

Mar 15, 2015 5:25 AM

I've noticed others in here have very intense pain. For me, although I do have bad scoliosis, I have only daily neck pain, mild.
I feel like I need it adjusted but I don't have means to see a chiropractor, are there any suggestions people have on how they "crack" their neck? Thank you for reading!

Mar 15, 2015 5:48 AM

Follow the white rabbit I sorry that you are going thru this,but I don't have any idea on how to Crack your neck. I also have neck pain as well as back pain. Have you tried to use moist heat to help with it. Make you a rice pack out of 2 wash cloths and put in microwave for min. this might help some with the pain.

Mar 15, 2015 7:26 AM

There are cervical supports you can buy on amazon that can help stretch your neck into alignment. You lay on them for 15 minutes every day. I haven't personally tried them but they have lots of reviews.
Another thing that might help is you lay on your back with your head off the edge of the bed. Support your neck with a rolled up towel and put your arms so they fall next to your ears. This position was recommended to me to help with the straightening of my cervical spine. I can't handle it as I get dizzy too easily.
And my last suggestion is a series of yoga moves to stretch and strengthen your neck and shoulders. I need to find the link and post it here for you.

Mar 15, 2015 7:31 AM

I personally crack my neck by laying on my side and lifting the top of my head with my free hand. But I think all the cracking I've done to myself has led to some of my disc issues so I don't suggest starting to crack your own neck without a chiropractor. It might be worth calling around to see what the cash cost for a basic alignment is.

Mar 15, 2015 5:04 PM

I find the yoga stretches helps particularly head and shoulders rotation, you can also try thai massage which I find fantastic and can be a lot cheaper than the chiropracticioner

Mar 16, 2015 1:25 AM

Wow thank you everyone that is so helpful! I will take your advice :)

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