Is it bad to have someone walk/step on your back?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by silkiechick05, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. silkiechick05

    silkiechick05 Songster

    Sep 27, 2009
    North Texas
    My back feels tense unless someone pops it. This doesn't seem like a very good idea, but it is so relieving.

  2. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Well my father in law has been seeking out small sized women for walking on his back for years. He really likes when I come over.
    His back hasn't gotten any worse for wear. According to MIL, his back has been screwed up since DH was born...wonder what that means? LOL
  3. Mom had me do that for YEARS... she had major back issues and it helped her...
    No lasting damage, and her doc (if she told them) never said a word.

    But, I figure it's no different then popping other joints (knuckles)... I read somewhere that popping isn't bad for you... just relieving a buildup of fluid? pressure... but couldn't tell you...

    Maybe google it...
  4. Ec_Prokta

    Ec_Prokta Continuum Shift Anomaly

    Jan 14, 2009
    Let me loan you my 3 year old brother. [​IMG] He's an expert at that sort of thing, for he popped my back today.
  5. okieglory

    okieglory Songster

    Apr 24, 2009
    When I was littler I used to walk on my dads back, isnt that how some massage placed massage peoples backs?
  6. LittleChocobo

    LittleChocobo Chirping

    May 31, 2010
    Hillsboro, Oregon
    I walk on my friend's back. He says it helps.

    Popping is the release of gas buildup in the joints. I have scoliosis and need to pop my lower back several times a day to keep it aligned properly so that I can walk with less pain.
  7. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

    Jan 11, 2010
    Walking on his back- is one of the clearest memories I have of time spent with my dad when I was a child. He used to get me to try to really dig my toes in too... He is about 80 now- and no back problems!!!
  8. lovesduckies

    lovesduckies Bedroom Farm Inc.

    Jan 11, 2010
    the ducky room
    ahh that sounds wonderful. i've been trying to pop my lower back and it's not working [​IMG]
  9. Ferrret

    Ferrret Songster

    Mar 11, 2010
    I can't see is as any different from what you would pay a good sum of money to have a chiropractor do.

    As others have said it can actually be good for your back, relieving pressure and pockets of air that can cause damage.
    It can get detrimental if you over do it. I know some people that pop their knuckles daily, and really just spend all day twisting their fingers about, and things like that can cause the cartilage to wear down and degrade.
  10. silkiechick05

    silkiechick05 Songster

    Sep 27, 2009
    North Texas
    I heard that popping your neck is actually bad, but popping your back is fine. I guess the vertebre are more sensitive further up?

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