What causes that "Popping" Sound?
Some chiropractic adjusting techniques cause an audible noise that
people refer to as the pop or crack. It is not a cracking or popping
of bones. Chiropractors do not crack people bones. They adjust vertebra
of the spine. This sound is actually created by a vacuum effect
within the spinal joint due to the equalization of gases. The equalization
of gases and pressure as a result creates this noise.
Is it bad to Adjust your own neck or back?
Due to the stress and tension of a subluxated vertebra, areas of
the spine begin to compensate. This creates a secondary response
in the muscles of your body. They get tight as the vertebra become
irritated. Sometimes with turning your head or back you will hear
a pop or crack as a result. It is not the problematic area that
is adjusting. It is the area of compensation, far from the site
of the problem. Too much of this indicates that vertebra have moved
out of alignment and needs to be replaced. If not replaced serious
problems can arise due to the misalignment and your own self adjusting.
That urge to adjust yourself will remain as long as the subluxation
exists and compensation takes place. Once corrected the chiropractor
can aid in balancing the entire spine to prevent further complication
and recurrences. Unfortunately, you are not trained to adjust, so
let a chiropractor do it.
How do I know if I have a subluxation?
Like a dental cavity, a subluxation can be silent. A process can
take place for a long duration before symptoms are displayed. However,
sometimes the signs and symptoms are all to clear that a problem
is evident. This is why periodic checkups are so very important.
Prevention is the key to avoiding future problems. Getting to a
problem before symptoms takes place is a much better alternative.
It's a good idea to have a spinal checkup.
Who should see a chiropractor?
Anyone and everyone! Chiropractic care is not limited to anyone.
It's important for newborns, infants/toddlers, mom, dad, brothers,
sisters, elderly, athletes, pregnant women, injured workers, laborers,
professionals, people from any occupation and walk of life. Birth
can be traumatic for both the baby and mother. Pregnancy creates
physical changes to the body. Slips and falls of a child learning
to walk can change their posture for life. Elderly people endure
age related postural changes. Athletes experience injury, stress
and strain of their activity. People at work do repetitive tasks
all day, everyday creating repetitive strain, which alters their
body's and posture. These are just some of the many people who need
to see a chiropractor. Anyone can be subjected to the dangers of
subluxation via their work, their play or their general life. So
everyone should be checked.
I hear chiropractic is a constant process. Do you ever stop care?
I'd like to say yes, but Needham Family Chiropractic believes in
making chiropractic a lifestyle choice. Just the same as exercise
and diet can be to prevent future health problems. Chiropractic
care should be used to prevent future problems involving the spine
and nervous system. Periodic checks makes this a reality, just as
a visit to the dentist or optometrist. So why would you stop?
What if I go just once?
Then we applaud you! At least you have taken the measures to inquire
about an entity that could be so important in your life. Visit Needham
Family Chiropractic, even just once and we will answer any question
you have regarding chiropractic and your health.
What about not going?
Well, if subluxation exist, the body continues to adapt in many
ways. This eventually creates undue stress on the spinal nerves
impairing optimal function of your nervous system and related areas.
If not eliminated these problems will continue to stress the body
and deprive you of adequate health. Eventually, you will break down
and your overall health will suffer. The signs and symptoms will
be so unbearable you will have to seek help. However, at this phase
it takes twice as long to relieve the symptoms and even longer to
actually correct the problem. A problem that could have been prevented
in the first place. Please do not suffer.
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