Lower Lumbars and
These are big joints so they make big cracks.
How do you induce cracks on these joints? Sacroiliac joint would be hard I think.
For me a massage isn't really related to any type of 'cracking/popping.' Im sure there are probably massage therapists who can do such things, but the only massages I have had really focused more on the muscles of the back. They do work out a lot of 'knots,' tension, and stress. I definately recommend a massage if you've never experienced it before. Afterward you feel much lighter, and loose.
Ok, here is my comment;
I have trouble believing that you are really a medical student, as there are far too many spelling and grammar errors in your post. I also do not believe that someone studying to be a doctor would be unaware that chiropractic manipulation is just as likely to cause a stroke as self-cracking.
Ok, I too, have trouble believing this person is a medical student. In fact I'm going to go ahead and say I'm sure they aren't. However I must admit his post made me laugh pretty hard. The spelling errors are horrendous… arthitis? hypicrit? lol.... Whats more is why would he say he understands that not cracking your neck can make you feel claustrophobic; which is the fear of small or confined spaces? Lol does that even make sense? Not to mention the misuse of the term sublux. The chances that someone actually induces subluxation of a joint on themselves from simply trying to crack it, are like 1:6,000,000…. so thanks for the heads up? Lastly, everyone already knows that "joint cracking leads to arthritis" (notice the correct spelling) is nothing but an old wives tale, used by 'non-crackers' to stop the annoyances of people who crack their joints around them. I'm not sure if this person was trying to instill fear in our little joint cracking community or what , but its isn't working. As for me I am happy to be a 'crack addict' and will continue to crack my neck fo sho.
For me it's definitely back cracking. :oops:
I will start to feel extreme discomfort if I don't crack
I euhm rarely ever crack my back. I used to do it when I was in grade school/high school on the desk chairs but hardly do anymore. I pulled out 1 of those folding card table chairs and used it the other day to do it. Was e-mazing, only kind of hard to induce for me. Wish I knew an easier way to do it. I lean back arcing my back over the back end of the chair til it cracks, but sometimes its difficult. I used to know people who could like twist or something, and do it but that hasn't worked for me. How do you do it?
What joint cracks provide absolutely the most relief for you? (and please explain how you do them!)
If I knew one then I wouldn't be asking, but I feel I should contribute to my own thread; so for me its cracking my fingers because that is all I know how to do. It feels amazingly relieving, and refreshing, especially while smoking pot.