Can I Adjust Myself?

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 oneself.
  • 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 unsteady.   Adjusting the spine is not for amateurs!
  • The best way to enjoy the healthful 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.