What happens when a chiropractor cracks your back?
We find many people are nervous of seeing a chiropractor because of the association with ‘chiropractor back cracking’ (this is a worryingly popular Google search term!).
The ‘cracking’ is actually just gas escaping from the joint that is being mobilised. You may have experienced it in your knuckles? It is utterly painless and has no adverse consequences. But these adjustments – which cause the cracking sound – are just one method of treatment that we use. We have many tools in our toolbox, including soft-tissue work, deep tissue massage, medical dry-needling, nutritional supplements, dietary advice, and supervised/unsupervised exercise.