Cracking your own spine...Do not do it!

By: Dr. David Koivuranta, DC Apr 05, 2017
David Koivuranta Chiropractic, Toronto, Ontario

Cracking Your Own Spine Like You Crack Your Knuckles – Don’t Do It…

In this video, I talk about how cracking your own spine can cause problems — and that cracking your knuckles does not cause arthritis (as some may believe)! Technically, cracking your back isn’t bad for you, but routinely cracking your back is a different story.

“Cracking or self-adjusting any joint within the body is bad for you if it is done in a habitual manner,” Dr. Christopher Anselmi, a Chiropractor at Hospital for Special Surgery’s Integrative Care Center in New York City told “These joints are composed of ligaments, tendons and other soft tissue structures which can wear out over time. Any undue placed on these joints can lead to premature breakdown.”


A chiropractic adjustment or treatment is not about the crack…it’s more than that. Chiropractic care creates harmony in movement that supports proper function of the spine and nervous system…all of which help keep you working right, feeling good, and healing for as long as possible.

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The owner of David Koivuranta Chiropractic in Yorkville (downtown Toronto, ON), Dr. Dave, as he is affectionately known, has created a health and wellness service and information program to fulfill his desire to educate, inform and entertain people as broadly as his clinical and speaking efforts will take him. He has treated patients with chiropractic care, nutritional consulting, weight management programs and technology like non-surgical spinal decompression. His experience in this regard is vast and allows him to meet people and patients where they are at with their health challenges and goals.

Dr. Dave graduated from Northwestern Health Sciences University in Minneapolis, MN with a Bachelors in Human Biology and a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree at the top of his class!…summa cum laude. His mission is to help serve as many people as possible on a path to living healthy lives forever,