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

silkiechick05

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

Thoughts?
 

Tala

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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
 

PineappleMama

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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...
 

Ec_Prokta

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Let me loan you my 3 year old brother.
He's an expert at that sort of thing, for he popped my back today.
 

okieglory

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When I was littler I used to walk on my dads back, isnt that how some massage placed massage peoples backs?
 

LittleChocobo

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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.
 

duckyfromoz

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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!!!
 

Ferrret

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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.
 

silkiechick05

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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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