I pop my neck, a stupid habit I know I need to stop. I'd really like to know the long-term effects of popping your neck and back (twisting your upper-half to the side and popping it). I know the cartilage will eventually wear off, but what else??
I'm a little aprehensive about going to a chiropractor, Darkchild. I've heard they're good and bad, but they never tell you how many times they've paralyzed someone. Plus, I heard they keep calling you back for checkups, which seems a little unneccessary to me.
actually, daydreamer, it is valid for them to call you back for checkups. chiropractic workers deal with the bones-- they realign the spine to the way it should be. however, they don't do any type of prevententive work with the nervepaths to the muscles, and the muscles, to keep problems from recurring.
if you are interested in improving aligntment, or dealing with back injuries, but are wary of chiropractors because you need to keep going, you might want to try an applied kinesiologist, who will work with your whole body/life (including things like diet and emotional health) to help "fix" your body.
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