Why you shouldn't self adjust
𝘢𝘬𝘢 "𝘤𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘣𝘢𝘤𝘬" ...
"𝘐 𝘥𝘰𝘯'𝘵 𝘯𝘦𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘦𝘦 𝘢 𝘊𝘩𝘪𝘳𝘰𝘱𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘰𝘳, 𝘐 𝘤𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘬 𝘮𝘺 𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘣𝘢𝘤𝘬/𝘐 𝘨𝘦𝘵 𝘮𝘺 [𝘧𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘥, 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘯𝘦𝘳, 𝘦𝘵𝘤] 𝘵𝘰 𝘤𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘬 𝘪𝘵 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘮𝘦"
Let us explain why this is not beneficial to you in any way, and can actually be really dangerous.
If you feel the need to self-adjust, ask yourself why? Is it because your muscles are tight, or your movement is restricted (eg. You can't turn your head to the left as well as the right), or you like the cracking noise?
If you regularly self-adjust, you'll notice the need to keep repeating it over and over. That's because you doing it yourself or a friend doing it is unspecific and what you hear or feel moving is actually the hyper mobile joint above/below the joint that is "stuck" or subluxated. Self-adjusting may provide temporary relief because it mobilises the muscles in that area, but it doesn't fix the cause of the problem. Once the muscles tighten back up, you'll be right back at square one.
There is no at-home remedy or quick-fix for a subluxated joint. The only way to "fix" it, is to have it properly adjusted by a professional.🌱
❗Self adjusting can also be dangerous if underlying conditions are present that predispose you to a greater risk of harm by joint manipulation. Examples are osteoporosis, vertebral artery insufficiency, hemophilia, taking blood thinners etc. ❗
✅Chiropractic adjustments are safe, because they're performed by skilled practitioners who have put in years of training to be able to execute them to a high level of specificity. Not to mention the anatomical and bio mechanical knowledge that goes into figuring out what needs to be adjusted and setting up for said adjustment.
Dr Melissa Kovacevic is here at the centre for all your Chiropractic needs and we know you are in very safe hands!
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