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Popping your back--what is exactly going on when you do this?

blackberrybunnybblackberrybunny Posts: 157
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:43 AM in Lower Back Pain
Hi everybody,
I was standing out on my porch yesterday, hurting, and so sometimes I find if I put my hands on the railing and push down, which raises my body up, my back goes pop pop pop pop pop, and it's like cracking your knuckles. I was just wondering, WHAT exactly is going on in there when we 'pop' our backs? The popping didn't help my pain, but it felt good, sort of like stretching. Just wondering, what exactly is popping in there?
Do you think this popping is dangerous, or could cause more damage? Thanks you guys.... ~Molly


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