Many times, an accident, heavy physical activity, or even day-to-day chores can misalign the vertebrae. Such misaligned vertebrae can easily be realigned by a certified and experienced chiropractor and is called an adjustment and manipulation.
Misaligned or out of place vertebrae not only are responsible for back aches but also affect the central nervous system that can lead to pain in other parts of the body. As the nerves become compressed or misaligned, functioning at optimal or ideal capacity becomes difficult for the patient. It can also decrease their mobility making them more vulnerable. On top of this, quality of life can be seriously undermined.
A chiropractor will first determine which vertebrae are affected and then using their hands and/or instruments, will move the vertebrae in place. The entire procedure is non-surgical, is completed within a few minutes, and causes no discomfort at all. You will have to trust us though, we know what we are doing.
A cracking noise similar to knuckle cracking is an indication that the vertebrae has moved into place. The noise is because of trapped gases such as oxygen and nitrogen. An adjustment or manipulation is an effective way to maintain peak performance of your body. A perfectly aligned vertebrae ensures it.