Adjusting My Back At Home To Counteract Sciatica Pain
An Adjustment Technique Taught To Me By a Paratrooper Friend
My friend Mark was a paratrooper. He jumped out of planes, and he
and others sometimes jarred their backs when they hit the ground.
So back problems were fairly common. The adjustment he
showed me was to bring each knee up to my chest and gently push
with the knee down to the opposite side of my body with the hand
on the same side as the knee. Often, I would hear a "crack" as I
did this. (The "crack" is from air pockets popping - see
Spine Universe) I would do this adjustment for each knee
as shown below. Click on Each Image To Enlarge
Bring Knee Up
Push Knee Over
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Bring 2nd Knee Up
Push 2nd Knee Over
Adjusting To Avoid Aggravation
I found that if I went out jogging with a vertebrae out of place,
I would sometimes cause an aggravation resulting in inflammation.
So what I now do is warm up a bit by jogging a quarter mile or so
and then do the adjustment before finishing my jog if needed. The adjustment
also serves as a nice way to stretch out as well. This worked
well for me but I only do this sparingly. Check with your doctor first to see if this is
something you should do.
Self Adjustments Cured Headaches (For Me)
I have found that many of the headaches I used to get in the back
of my neck were associated with back problems. After adjusting my
back, the headaches would usually go away. Again, check with your doctor or chiropractor first.
Check With Your Physician or Chiropractor About Self
There are many types of back problems. It is possible that in your case this self-adjustment technique may not be right for you
and could even cause damage.