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Dr. Rick's Monthly Question

November 2001

Question:

Why shouldn't I "crack" my own neck?

Answer:

When you repeatedly crack your own neck or back you will just keep temporarily loosening the segments that are already loose, not the ones that are really subluxated ("stuck"). They may become hypermobile (excessively loose). You need a specific professional chiropractic adjustment to the truly subluxated segment(s), followed by a postural assessment and correction for both short-term comfort and long-term health.

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Dr. Rick Allen is a chiropractor, massage therapist and dance student who is located in Trout Lake Washington. Dr. Rick welcomes your questions and suggestions for future articles. However, he cannot make specific diagnoses or treatment recommendations unless you visit him in person. He can be reached by phone at 509-395-0024 in Trout Lake email or on the World Wide Web: www.CascadeWellnessClinic.com

DISCLAIMER: The information included in this website is meant to encourage thinking concerning choices of care for and insight pertaining to possible causes of various problems. It is not a prescription for or diagnosis of any disease or condition. Suggestions are based on the assumption by the writer that a thorough examination was done previously and the reader is under care by a healthcare professional. This information is not a substitute for a live doctor.

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