Chiropractors treat all sorts of problems involving the spine and the musculoskeletal system in general. Chiropractic care is all about manually manipulating the joints of the spine to provide immediate relief to the patient.
But why do chiropractors crack your back? How does it work and what does it do? What happens when a chiropractor cracks that area? And what is that popping noise? Let’s have a closer look.
Spinal Adjustments: What are they for?
Chiropractic care works with the understanding that the body can heal itself properly if the spine is in proper alignment. Popping misaligned bones back into position can optimize healing. It also reduces inflammation in the affected areas, relieving pain and discomfort.
Of course, these spinal adjustments should only be done by a qualified chiropractor to ensure that they are done properly. Chiropractors have a full understanding of how the entire system functions and how certain adjustments can cause different effects.
They know how to identify bones that are slightly out of place. Chiropractors can easily restore this alignment.
When a chiropractor cracks your back, they are releasing the stiffness of a restricted joint. They are allowing the body to function in the way that it is designed to do. This way, the patient will be able to move freely and comfortably.
Chiropractors restore the body’s normal range of motion. Our mobility is sometimes restricted when we experience sprains, strains, and injuries. Sometimes it’s because you have poor posture. Sometimes it’s a bit more serious, like a car accident or a sports injury.
By cracking your back and making manual adjustments, your chiropractor can address the soreness and inflammation that is restricting your movement. Spinal adjustments help loosen the stiffness of these problematic areas.
Spinal Adjustments and the Popping Sound: Is it Dangerous?
Chiropractors use quick, shallow thrusts to the affected joint. But when they crack your back, you might hear an intimidating popping noise. But chiropractors don’t literally “crack” your back. It’s a perfectly safe method.
The popping noise is just air that is being released from between your joints, similar to when you are cracking your knuckles.
So while the sound of popping may seem frightening, it’s actually good for you. Some people associate this sound with the release of stress. You can associate it with the instant relief you will feel after an adjustment. The noise is just gas bubbles being released.
There’s nothing to worry about: chiropractors deliver millions of safe adjustments every year. Even Olympians seek chiropractic treatment to improve their performance. Spinal adjustments even help prevent future injuries because you gain more control over your movement.
Don’t get intimidated. When done under a chiropractor’s care, spinal adjustments are safe and effective. They can help with all sorts of problems involving the musculoskeletal system. They treat neck pain, back pain, joint pain, and even headaches.
It’s a safe and natural alternative to conventional techniques like taking prescription painkillers and surgery. Experience the benefits of chiropractic today. Look for a chiropractic clinic near you.
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