Is it possible for me to adjust myself without the care of a chiropractor?
Many people twist and bend their bodies in an effort to “crack their backs” and enjoy what feels like temporary relief. While the sound that accompanies this may be similar to sounds from an actual chiropractic adjustment, the effect could not be more different. Chiropractors are trained to apply pressure to a very specifically targeted area of your spine in order to bring you into healthier, more stable alignment. When you attempt to do this yourself, not only is it impossible to apply that same targeted pressure, but your efforts may actually be de-stabilizing the spine rather than strengthening it.
Working with a skilled chiropractor is the best thing you can do for your spinal health. Even doctors themselves visit their fellow chiropractors to receive adjustments.