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How do you professionally crack someone's back?

I am a 22 year old male. I want to know how can I professionally crack someone's back?

11 Answers

I would suggest to NOT adjust someone if you are not a trained Chiropractor. That is considered practicing medicine without a license.

To know how to become a Chiropractor, I would suggest taking a tour of a college you are interested in attending. They'll teach you everything you need to know.

Thank you,
Dr. Morales D.C.
Easy. Get pre-requisites completed. Then go to 4 years of doctorate training at any accredited chiropractic college. There, you will gain the knowledge and practical skill to be able to ascertain where subluxations exist (versus compensating vertebra(e)) as well as the ability to determine if, when, how the offending vertebra(e) should be adjusted and which division of the Autonomic Nervous System will be therefore facilitated or inhibited as a result. Excited for you to join this great profession in the future!


Dr. Brandon Buttry
No disrespect, but you don't "crack" someone's back. If you are successful in doing so, you probably broke something. For the untrained to try and adjust another person's back or neck, the probability of a positive outcome is very small and the possibility of a negative outcome such as permanent injury, a person becoming paralyzed or even death is very great. Sometimes there can be underlying conditions that can only be detected by examination and X-rays, which would contraindicate spinal manipulation. If you want to be a professional in doing this, I suggest looking at the Life University requirements on their website for obtaining a Doctor of Chiropractic degree. It's not easy, but you will be able to help people in ways that no other profession can accomplish. No drugs or surgery needed. It's a great feeling.

Yours in health,

Doc J
You cannot do it professionally, and I would not recommend it without proper training. It can cause injury if done improperly. Chiropractors train 4 years to do that professionally.

Vishal K. Verma, DC CCSP

Adjusting someone involves many elements, from the assessment, the technique, the execution. These things can only be learned through years of training and experience at a college of chiropractic. I would definitely not recommend adjusting anyone until the knowledge of how to do so is learned, as you could end up doing more harm than good.
You go to school for 8 yrs and then get board certified to do so.

A person can legally and professionally "crack" or adjust another person only after you get a License in Chiropractic care from the State you plan to adjust in. Each state has their own rules and regulations of what is approved for being within a Chiropractic scope of practice. A person can get a Chiropractic License after graduating from an accredited Chiropractic College and completing the necessary prerequisite classes to get accepted into Chiropractic College. You will also be required to pass 6 parts of board exams given by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE).
My advice is to study at chiropractic school, otherwise you can hurt someone.
If you are asking if you could crack someone's back.... The answer is, as Doctors of Chiropractic, we go to school for 4 years to learn how to adjust properly. You could hurt someone, so my advice: DON'T do it.
Go to school 4 years for your bachelor of science and then another 4 years of chiropractic or DO school otherwise you can hurt someone and can be charged with or acting without a license.
You need years of training and knowledge of anatomy and physiology before you can professionally crack someone's back.