Here’s What Happens To Your Body When You Crack Your Neck

What you don’t know could hurt you.

#1 What happens when you crack your neck?

When you crack your neck, the cracking noise originates from synovial fluid inside the joint.

#2 When you crack your neck, or a different joint, the joint capsule stretches.

When the joint stretches, the fluid inside the joint, called synovial fluid, releases a bubble of air.

#3 When the bubble pops and an audible crack is produced.

But cracking your neck to relieve pain and pressure is only a temporary fix and can lead to problems down the road.

#4 Problems associated with cracking your neck:

At worst, a small tear could form on the vertebral artery, which could one day lead to stroke.

#5 Cracking joints too often can stretch ligaments.

Stretched ligaments are weaker and cause more pain because they cannot offer proper support.