Got no spine?

Why you shouldn’t be afraid of crack­ing some bones

FHM (Philippines) - - Boost - WORDS CHISE AL­CAN­TARA

Our par­ents have al­ways warned us about crack­ing our knuck­les and pop­ping our fin­gers when we were kids, say­ing that it will ruin our joints, yet even as adults we can’t seem to break this plea­sur­able habit. in fact, some of us have even stepped it fur­ther by try­ing to crack our knees, backs, and even necks when we’re feel­ing stiff or have been sit­ting at our desk all day. so, is crack­ing re­ally that bad?

Well, it de­pends on who’s do­ing the crack­ing. to­mo­hiro nishiro, as­sis­tant re­gional man­ager at karada Ja­panese body ther­apy, says that am­a­teur bone crack­ing can lead to “nerve dam­age and [could af­fect] how your body nat­u­rally moves if it isn’t done with the proper tech­nique and speed.” since we’re no ex­pert in the field, we’ll let the guys from karada and their fin­gers do the talk­ing.

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