Can I Adjust Myself?

Some people go to great lengths to adjust themselves, but you cannot effectively adjust yourself. Since a chiropractic adjustment is a specific force, applied in a specific direction, to a specific spinal joint, it is virtually impossible to adjust yourself. It is possible to turn or bend or twist in certain ways to create a “popping” sound, like the sound that sometimes accompanies a chiropractic adjustment.

Unfortunately, this type of joint manipulation is usually counterproductive, often making an already unstable area of the spine even more so. Adjusting the spine is not for amateurs! The best way to enjoy the health benefits of chiropractic is to receive adjustments from a Doctor of Chiropractic. Even your doctor must seek out the services of another colleague to help restore and maintain proper spinal function.

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