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Crick, Crack, Cackle – why do our bones click?

October 30, 2019 by Backsotobasics0
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CRICK, CRACK, CACKLE

CRICK, CRACK, CACKLE

What could that be the sound of?

Autumn leaves crunching under your feet?

Your neighbour’s daughter practising her Witch’s laugh for halloween?

Or the start of those fireworks for bonfire night or Diwali…

…no, it’s none of the above. 

It’s coming from inside you…yes it’s your bones clicking!

Well why does this occur? 

It’s a common question our osteopaths get.

There are a few reasons as to why this occurs. It may be due to having air trapped in between the joints which is released when you move. For others it could be age related, as there may be underlying arthritis in the joint.  If you are noticing occasional clicking in the spine when you move which is causing no pain then this means the air is just releasing from the joints. If you are noticing clicking everyday we can help you to strengthen the joint and look at ways to resolve the problem long term.

What about your back cracking? We can tell you why…

When you are cracking your back, you are rotating your spine in a way which is not focusing the click on the restricted joints.  Instead the loosest joints which are clicking are already unstable causing the ligaments which are meant to support the area to stretch. This leads to muscles in the spine tightening up with the process being repeated.

Our osteopaths can help decrease the tension in the muscles and allow the areas which are restricted to become mobile enabling more stability in the spine and preventing further strain from occurring.

Leave that CRICK, CRACK, CACKLE to the outside and not the inside. Give us a chance to try to fix you.

This is why we aim to be the best Osteopathic Clinic in Croxley, Rickmansworth and Watford and the whole of Hertfordshire.  To book an appointment contact us on 01923710424

by Anita Singadia, Osteopath & Sports Massage Therapist

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