When it comes to rappers, bigger is always better. Bigger house, bigger car, bigger boat, bigger sales, etc. But when it comes to platinum-selling rapper Big Sean, his height has gotten bigger, literally.
The Detroit MC took to his Instagram Stories on Tuesday morning to prove the haters and doubters (the people that think he’s 5’6”) wrong, per HipHopDX. In a video clip where he poses in a mirror alongside his allegedly 5’10” friend Ronnie, Sean explains that he grew a couple inches, all thanks to his chiropractor.
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In the video, he points the camera at Ronnie and does a side-by-side comparison between him and his pal, saying “My n***a Ronnie 5’10″ solid. So bitch, look at me next to him, bitch. N***as try and hate on me like I’m 5’6″. Nah, for real, I probably even grew like a couple inches.”
While there’s no way to verify Ronnie’s height, Sean has previously been reported to be 5’8”. Sure, the taller hair could add a few inches, but he seems convinced his chiropractor is behind it all, so it’s tough to not take his word.
Shortly after his post was published, Sean responded to it, writing, “nah I also changed my whole lifestyle too.”
So we asked our experts, can this work? Can a chiropractor make you taller?
What Can a Chiropractor Do?
Chiropractic care influences your whole body wellness. It isn’t merely a means to combat injuries or alleviate pain.
Tense muscles can be relaxed via soothing treatments like hot laser therapy. All this leads to the expansion of spinal discs and vertebra back to their natural height.
It is this expansion that gives you the feeling of additional height due to chiropractic care. Indeed, the chiropractor won’t make you taller magically. He or she will merely straighten out and stretch your spine, thereby increasing your appearance a few more inches.
How Do Chiropractic Adjustments Work?
Chiropractic adjustments can be performed throughout the joints and bones of the body, but are commonly performed on the back, the neck, the hips, and the connective joints. During a chiropractic adjustment, a short lever thrust is applied to a vertebrae which is displaying subluxation – this is when the bone in question has been displaced from its natural alignment in the spine.
The goal of a chiropractic adjustment is to minimize and correct the subluxation, allowing the spine as well as the entire body to be completely aligned. Once all bones have been addressed, soft tissue such as muscles, ligaments, and tendons, which support these bones will be lengthened. This process stretches muscles and alleviates pressure placed on spinal nerves and surrounding tissue.
In addition to feeling good, alleviating pain, improving range of motion, and more, back adjustments also help to improve posture.
How Big Sean Got So ‘Big’
Born Sean Michael-Leonard Anderson, Big Sean previously explained to E! News that his stage name didn’t come from his stature.
“People think it’s for all the wrong reasons,” he said of his moniker. “Growing up in Detroit, I had a mentor, his name was Sean. In the neighborhood, he was