A house built on a strong foundation lasts. The same goes for your health. If you want a healthy body for Life, you need to build it on a solid foundation of health care that can support it for a long time.
Chiropractic's foundation is its Principle which acknowledges we all possess an intelligent, vitalistic force within us that maintains our existence and keeps our bodies working in perfect order. When this Power is allowed to express itself 100%, we have health. When the Power is interfered with, we have Dis-Ease. Eating properly is important, and so is exercise... but if the Power doesn't flow, your whole house will crumble.
Health built on a foundation of drug therapy is risky and cannot stand for long. Health build on a foundation that supports the innate wisdom of the body, can weather any storm. What foundation is your health standing on?
Chiropractors often get this question from patients: '"…is it OK to 'adjust' your own spine?" (usually asked after seeing a friend or family member crank their neck from side to side, trying to get it to pop). Well, the answer is ABSOLUTELY NOT.
Just considering the subluxation analysis, palpation skill, radiographic interpretation, instrumentation reading, line of drive consideration, force quotients, contact points, vertebral level selection, contra-indication assessment, knowledge of family history, patient positioning, breath control, purpose, intent and timing that goes into delivering a single, healing thrust - you'd be insane to think you could do that safely and effectively to another human being without years of post graduate work and clinical training, let alone yourself. Sure it may look simple, but there's a lot more going on during a specific, loving, Chiropractic ADJUSTMENT than what meets the eye.
No respectable Chiropractor would try to adjust their own spine, just like no Dentist would ever try to give him or herself a root canal - that's best left to a well trained, capable set of hands that can do the job objectively. If you know someone who insist on habitually 'adjusting' their own spine, tell them to be safe and leave that to the professionals - or else we'll have to put a cone on them.