Chiropractic care is a complementary medical practice that diagnoses and predominately treats ailments in the nerves and musculoskeletal system (muscles, bones, joints, cartilage, and tendons). Doctors of Chiropractic cannot prescribe medicine nor do surgery. The treatment is safe and gentle and suitable for all ages.
Manipulation (cracking) or adjusting is the core part of what chiropractors do. It is this procedure that causes the audible gapping of a joint. A Manipulation can be therapeutic or non- therapeutic, depending on the state of the joint being adjusted. Manipulation is based on the S.A.I.D principle; specific adaptation to an imposed demand. Manipulation of joints is nothing new as “bone setters” has been around for thousands of years in more or less every culture.