After a car accident, I was in physical therapy, and while I was face down on the table, one of the therapists was moving my back and made a comment about my skin being easy to work with. She then grabbed a pinch of skin right over my spine and pulled upward. My spine popped! I asked if she just cracked my back by pulling up the skin. She said yes. Wow. So I tried it myself. It works! I reach around my lower back with both arms and grab my skin on either side of my spine and pull out. I can get one or two solid cracks there. I also reach over my shoulder and grab with one hand between the tops of my shoulder blades and I get one solid crack there.
Also, I found I can do this technique on my elbows! I love that one.
I seem to recall trying this on my knees and I don't remember it being successful.
I often crack my fingers because of cramps & pains due to various activities - writing/typing a lot, other sorts of handiwork etc. Of course we're not talking about terrible pains, but there is a physical discomfort, not a psychological reason.
I crack my toes after walking long distances and/or wearing tight-fitting shoes that get them in cramped positions.
90% of my attempted back/spine cracks are purely in order to relieve back aches and pains. My back cracks are tiny, barely audible if you're not standing right next to me, but the relief from physical strain & pain is tremendous.
Occasionally, even a good neck crack might help in the case of a headache/migraine. I don't try to crack my neck often so… don't quote me on that... but, you get the picture...
I get some good ones in my back around the thoracic area when I stretch in the morning.
Cool! Where is the thoracic area though I have no idea!
You've got access to Google, right?
Are you on this forum purely to wind people up? Yes I have access to Google.
Nope, just you. I can't figure out what your problem is. Over and over again you ask all these inane questions expecting someone else to do the work and answer them for you, instead of taking responsibility and looking it up yourself. You also keep asking how to increase membership on the forums, without taking responsibility for the fact that you've single-handedly driven most of the old members away under your various former screen names. How many are you up to now? DJ100, Bod8, neckcracker12, and I'm guessing the cleverly disguised neckcracker1234. Any more you'd care to share?
They are all my old accounts except neckcracker1234 that's not me.
I've been able to crack my neck for the last 6 months (maybe even more, quite hard to remember when I started it).
I haven't mentioned it but the cracks aren't involuntarily, I've just became so addicted to it that it is really hard to stop with it.
And maybe it is a product of working too hard, meanwhile I stoped working in gym, just in order to isulate potential causes, but I don't think that this is the cause.
How about if you try to go a day without cracking? Do you just get a strong urge to do it that you can't stop yourself from doing it?
to crack my mid back i place my two thumbs behind my back on the going i want to crack (usually one at a time) then bend forward pushing my stomach out! It cracks both shoulders and my back at the same time! I also do this to crack the base of my back where it connects to my pelvis
Just tried this it doesn't work for me unfortunately
hey! So i can crack all 3 of my joints on each finger and on my little finger i crack 4 (one is really low in the palm)
for the ones nearest to my palm i make a fist with my fingers not curled under and use my other hand to press down on all the knuckles. if that doesn't work i push my finger back towards the back of my hand
for the middle joint i bend my finger in a 90 degree angle and kind of squish it to make a smaller angle then it pops
for the top going (near the nail) i put my thumb of my other hand on the pad of my finger then place my first finger and middle finger wither side of the nail on top of my first finger is over the joint… then i pinch my thumb and forefinger+middle finger together and it pops!
Hi madijd and welcome to the forum! How did you find us? I hope you will stick around and become a regular member here