It is not advised to attempt to “crack” your own back or neck. It can place an enormous amount of stress on the joints of your spine, as you are forced to stress them all in order to pluck the low-hanging fruit so-to-speak. Chiropractic adjustments do not simply aim to achieve a “pop” in the neck or back. They are targeted and specifically aimed at correcting a specific problem without stressing the other joints and tissues in surrounding joints. Attempting to adjust yourself can result in significant injury to the soft tissues and supporting structures of the spine. Over time, it could also lead to instability in the spinal joints.
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