Chiropractic care often involves manually manipulating the joints of the spine, causing a popping or cracking sound and feeling. When done properly by a qualified chiropractor, ‘back cracking’ as it’s commonly called, can bring immediate relief to the patient. So what exactly happens when a chiropractor cracks your back — and can you get the same benefits by doing it yourself?
What Happens When a Chiropractor Cracks Your back
Let’s look at why a chiropractor would crack a patient’s back in the first place. There are two theories behind spinal manipulation: