Got no spine?
Why you shouldn’t be afraid of cracking some bones
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.