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What is chiropractic care?
What is a chiropractic adjustment?
How long will I need chiropractic care?
Will adjustments make my spine loose?
What if chiropractic doesn’t work?
Can I adjust myself?
Is it OK to see a chiropractor if I'm pregnant?
What causes the popping sound during an adjustment?
Does chiropractic cure cancer or other diseases?
What is a subluxation?
Why do chiropractors take x-rays?
Do infants and children need chiropractic care?
Am I too old for chiropractic?
Is chiropractic safe?
Can a person with previous back surgery see a chiropractor?
Do I have a slipped disk?
What type of education do chiropractic doctors receive?


  • Can I adjust myself?

    NO! Since a proper adjustment requires a specific force in a precise direction applied to an exact spot of the spine or joint, it is virtually impossible to adjust oneself correctly and accurately. Although many people are able to contort their neck or back to produce a popping or cracking sound which sometimes accompanies a chiropractic adjustment, this should not be confused with an adjustment.

    If a person “pops” or “cracks” their neck or back, it is likely that one part of the spine is fixated or jammed causing another part to move too much and pop. This relieves tension for a short time but does not result in an adjustment. It is the jammed or fixated part of the spine that must be properly adjusted by a chiropractor so the rest of the spinal column will stop moving so easily.

    In order to receive the benefits of a chiropractic adjustment it must be performed by a Doctor of Chiropractic who has extensive training to deliver the highest quality of care. Chiropractors cannot even adjust themselves, they must have another chiropractor adjust them.