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What causes the emense good feeling when a person pops/cracks their back?

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Most people would say they feel a release of pressure and pain when they crack their back, fingers, or other joints. I however, feel a more euphoric feeling that can be compared to the feeling of being on a good drug. I asked a bunch of people and tried to do more research on why this happens and I could not find anything.

 

I understand that bubbles of air are released from the synovial membranes and can cause a rush of good feeling due to the release of pressure and pain.

 

I don't see that as being the answer as to why some people, including myself feel a more intense drug-like sensation.

 

I have also heard that a history of drug abuse in the past can have some effect on this?

 

I just want to know more of the biology and anatomy that goes into explaining this.

 

Any feedback or anyone else who wants to share their interests are welcome. Thank you!

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the release of endorphins by the spinal cord, happens whenever you pop a joint, its really addictive so don’t do it

 

i have a bad habit of occasionally dislocating my shoulder and wrist joints because of this

(lets just say i have bad sleeping habits, and loose joints)

 

 

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the release of endorphins by the spinal cord, happens whenever you pop a joint, its really addictive so don't do it

 

i have a bad habit of occasionally dislocating my shoulder and wrist joints because of this

(lets just say i have bad sleeping habits, and loose joints)

 

 

 

Interesting, do you know of any books/papers where I can read more about this? I haven't been able to find anything on endorphin release when popping joints.

 

~Thanks!

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