Chiropractic Blog

Some people wonder what happens when a chiropractor "cracks" your neck?  The term "cracking" when referring to cervical manipulation is the popping sound that occurs when quick motions loosen the joints and ligaments in the neck. Any joint can be "cracked," and it is common for people to also crack their knuckles, lower back, hips, ankles, and toes.

There are three key reasons why joints, and specifically the neck, will make a popping sound even when a chiropractor gently manipulates them:

Many people are aware that chiropractic treatment generally consists of manipulation of the spine to relieve subluxations. However, in addition to spinal manipulation, other types of treatment may also be used by your chiropractor to encompass the whole body. These other forms of chiropractic care include massage therapy, ultrasound, physical therapy, and/or electric stimulation. The main purpose of these different forms of treatment is to relax the patient so that the adjustment is more effective.

Why is massage therapy important? A massage therapist works on the muscular tissue, complementing the work of the chiropractor. Here are several of the benefits of massage therapy:

With the arrival of the snow in the mountains, your outdoor activities have likely changed to skiing, sledding, snowboarding, snowshoeing, ice skating, and more. Even professionals have fallen when performing these types of activities. So you too can expect to experience several falls during the course of just one of these activities. These types of falls can create injuries from the impact of the fall as well as whiplash-type injuries to the neck.

As your body may be telling you, this new activity may be using different muscles in different ways. Extra pressure and strain are being put on your back and body, which can result in all sorts of problems and injuries. Don’t wait until you are in pain to find chiropractic care!

People of all ages suffer from neck pain. Many are turning to chiropractors for care because it’s been found to be one of the most effective forms of treatment available, with typically no side effects!  But what are the benefits of seeing a chiropractor for senior citizens?

Researchers are projecting that by 2030, nearly one in five residents in the United States will be 65 or older. Currently, approximately 14% of the patients treated by chiropractors are 65 or older, making it one of the most frequently utilized forms of alternative care used by older adults. Musculoskeletal pain—pain in the neck, back, arms, and/or legs—drives the majority of elderly patients to chiropractors.

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