Well I'm finally goin cold turkey and quiting my neck cracking, because my chronic pain has built up over time and has become a problem. I researched the problem is "cracking the neck" does relieve the tension, but actually goes the other direct and the tension will just get worse over time.
SUMMARY: If you often crack or pop your neck yourself, it probably means that the joints are hypermobile. The ligaments are a bit lax so the joints move a little more than they should. In response, the muscles tighten up to stabilize the joints. This makes your neck feel tight and makes you want to crack it. When you do that, the muscles are momentarily stretched, they relax somewhat, and you feel better for a while. But when you crack your neck you also stretch the loose ligaments further which makes the muscles tighten up again. Itís a vicious cycle.
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Man, i'm probably gonna try and start meditating or something.