K long story cuz i think details are important.
I’m able to crack my lumbar, neck, knees, etc. But I avoid cracking the lower back cuz of what i read on here.
Last week doing deadlifts (which i do last) and re-racking the weight (relatively light 135 lbs) I thought i hurt something in my back, but i couldnt tell. My lower back was pumped cuz i was relatively new to the exercise. I decided to call the workout even though no pain - felt strange.
Next day, no pain, but i feel like one hip is like 1 mm lower than the other. I did my normal workouts all week, even deadlifted 10 lbs more, making progress throughout the whole week. I figure hey maybe deadlifters just walk around with alot of tension in their lower back and ass.
I mean the people i see deadlifting in my gym seem pretty retarded and this could explain it. I’m a nub so i dont really know what feels ‘normal’ and whats just years of couch potato ‘normal’.
Anyway last night i roll over, with my hips like 20 degrees behind my back. And I hear a low craaaaack. All of the weird sensations disappeared… The tinitis (ear-ringing) which i’ve had for years subsided and got really low.
My lower back loosened up instantly. Also, whatever very slight ‘fullness’ that i felt down there disappeared. Today I feel a little stiffness above my hip but it feels like the normal stuff that goes away like earlier when i land on my ass or do something dumb… normal pain not ‘bad back’ pain.
I did not intend to crack my back and did not have to twist much to do it, but it seems to have helped alot! Are we all sure that back (lumbar) cracking is bad for you?