You might be practicing self chiropractic without even realizing it. Sometimes manipulating your joints is something you don't even think about.
You lean your neck to the left, pull your shoulder down to the right, hoping to achieve the familiar popping sound and get some relief.
However, since a chiropractic manipulation is a specific force applied in a specific direction to a specific joint, it is impossible to effectively adjust one's own spine.
Yes, twisting the neck or back in certain ways can create “popping” sounds like that made with a chiropractic adjustment.
You may have been tempting to give yourself an adjustment during the quarantining days of Covid-19 to avoid going out.
But, you can't really "adjust" yourself, and if you try, it can sometimes cause more harm than good.
It's better to seek treatment from an experienced Chiropractor.
In the article below, we will talk about why you shouldn't try to adjust yourself, and instead seek treatment from a chiropractor.