Neck cracking

Hi, for the last few years I've noticed daily stiffness in my neck. Because of this, I've found myself "cracking" my neck about 3 times daily--but I do NOT use my hands to push my neck out of place, as I've found that most other neck-crackers do. I simply tilt my head to the side at about a 45 degree angle and my neck cracks comfortably. I've read that forcing your neck into unusual positions, as others often do with the use of their hands, can cause hypertension and other damage, but is it normal for my neck to always crack like it does? I know I have posture problems, which I think may also contribute, but I am often under a lot of stress, which I think is the main cause. Should I see a chiropractor, or should I try to stop cracking my neck, or is there no harm in anything I've described since I'm not necessarily forcing my neck out of position? Thanks.

Posted By Nick on August 06, 2008 at 01:01:40:

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