First, I recommend seeing a chiropractor or your manual physical therapist to adjust or crack you into the right place. Second, GOOD practitioners will follow up with stabilization exercises to keep your joints in place. You may have lower back and/or pelvic instability if: You wake up or lie down after a long day and feel stiffness in your lower back or sensitivity above your. If you wish to avoid adjustments or manipulations, the slower method is to perform corrective exercises and stretches along with core stabilization exercises. Exercises such as drawing in your transverses abdominus is a great start to engaging your core. The reason I recommend getting an adjustment first is to get your joints in the right place and to decrease your initial pain so THAT YOU CAN perform the corrective exercises in a less painful environment. The back cracking is not a problem and is nothing to worry about. Cracking in the back is natural and is not a cause of pain, nor is it a known cause of any back problem. What's a Herniated Disc, Pinched Nerve, Bulging Disc.? What is Spinal Stenosis? Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction (SI Joint Pain) What Is Degenerative Disc Disease? In this Discussion Protect anonymity We strongly suggest that members do not include their email addresses. You are constantly shifting your weight or fidgeting around. You are unable to find a fixed position while sitting or standing for a prolonged period of time. You constantly feel the need to bend forward and stretch. Youll know your joints are becoming stable when pain is reduced, or you decrease the self adjustment, and you can statically hold different positions. Research has shown that the combination of both manual therapy/adjustments and core stabilization exercises has been effective in decreasing pain and. But, this relief is only temporary. The next time you adjust, think about this: How do you know youre cracking it into the right place and not the wrong place? Be careful. With all those quick fixes, you may actually be grinding your joints against. If you have had leg pain for a few months it would be good for you to see a spine specialist. You need to be examined for the cause of your sciatica. Sciatica is not a diagnosis but a symptom (it just means that you. Have felt tingling in hand and arm,.If I sit with legs straight out in front of me (on stool) when I get up or move them I feel numbness an tingling and often pinching in lower left back. Sciatica Animated Video Sciatica is leg pain caused by a problem in the low back. Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease Video See how a disc degenerates and how it can cause pain and other symptoms. Lower Back Pain Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment.