What are some warning signs of subluxations?

Today’s Question: “What are some warning signs of subluxations?” Symptoms such as headaches, back pain, neck stiffness, pain in your shoulders, arms or legs, numbness in your hands or feet, fatigue, or nervousness are the most common signs of subluxations. But, like a tooth cavity, most people will have a subluxation long before they notice […]

Can I tell if I have a subluxation?

Today’s Question: “Can I tell if I have a subluxation?” Not always. A subluxation is like a dental cavity–you may have it for a long time before symptoms appear. That’s why periodic spinal checkups are so important. Although it may be possible to know you have a subluxation, it is rarely possible to be sure […]

What causes the sound made during a chiropractic adjustment?

Today’s Question: “What causes the sound made during a chiropractic adjustment?” That sound you hear is not your spine “cracking” or “popping” like most people assume. That sound is created by gas (in this case, nitrogen) rushing in to fill the partial vacuum created when the joints are slightly separated. Another example of this phenomenon […]

Is it bad to “crack” your back or neck a lot?

Today’s Question: “Is it bad to “crack” your back or neck a lot?” This question is frequently asked because people associate the “cracking” or “popping” of one’s back or neck with a chiropractic adjustment. The two are not the same thing! If a person has a desire to “crack” his/her neck (or back) it is […]

Can I adjust myself?

Today’s Question: “Can I adjust myself?” No. Since a chiropractic adjustment is a specific force, applied in a specific direction to a specific joint, it is virtually impossible to adjust oneself correctly and accurately. It is possible to turn or bend or twist in certain ways to create a “popping” sound that sometimes accompanies a […]