When checking my blog stats, I pay close attention to the phrases people use to find my blog. Oddly enough, “How to adjust your neck like a chiropractor” shows up a lot!
Now, I’m all for using the Internet to learn new things and make life easier, but I’m going to caution you on this one. Under no circumstances do I recommend you attempt to manipulate your own neck.
I’ve already written a similar blog post that explains my reasoning for this and I encourage you to read it: Stop Popping Your Neck!
Chiropractic adjustments (especially those applied to the cervical spine) are not like physical therapy exercises that can be taught to anyone and performed whenever the mood strikes. What’s inside your neck is serious business. You’ve got delicate muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves that can bother you for a long time if disturbed; blood vessels that the brain depends on exclusively for its supply of oxygen; and the creme de la creme of all body parts – your spinal cord – travels right down the center of the darned thing.
So here’s the bottom line… Chiropractors spend years learning how to do this proficiently. None of us are capable of adjusting ourselves! If your neck is bothering you, make an appointment with a reputable chiropractor nearby. Don’t try this at home.