This is one of the most common questions we get from patients and to answer it simply- No. Not even Dr. Wygonski can adjust himself.
Most people associate the “popping” or “cracking” noise as an adjustment. The adjustment is much more than that! This specific maneuver will either place a vertebra in the correct spot, or will help to restore proper motion to the joint. When you are forcing your back or neck to pop you really don’t know what bone you’re moving. You could be moving the bone further out of position.
Often people who pop their own necks or backs will do it very frequently. This is because that popping noise you hear actually releases endorphins, your feel good hormones. Those feel good hormones generally only last 15-20 minutes. After that they will feel the need to pop it again and thus creating the habit.
Ultimately Chiropractic Adjustments take years to learn and master and should only be applied by a doctor of chiropractic. Self-adjusting is not really an adjustment and you want to make sure to avoid the urge to do it.
About Discover Health & Wellness – Northglenn
Dr. Phillip Wygonski of Discover Health & Wellness Northglenn is located just off Huron Street and West 112th Avenue and serves the Northglenn & Thornton communities. Discover Health & Wellness offers patients a natural and holistic approach to health improvement and pain reduction. Services at Discover Health & Wellness include chiropractic care, spinal correction, corrective exercises, lifestyle advice, nutritional counseling, massage therapy, allergy treatment and spinal and postural screenings.
Visit http://discoverhealthandwellness.com/ for more information on hours, services and location.
Discover Health & Wellness, Northglenn
11184 Huron St, #10
Northglenn, CO 80234