Chiropractic is extremely safe. There are more side effects from taking prescription medications than from a chiropractic adjustment. There are many many types of chiropractic adjustments and each doctor uses the techniques they feel work best for them, and the patient's condition. When many people first think "chiropractor", they think of someone "cracking" their neck, and for some people that sounds great, and for others like you, it seems a little scary. If you are concerned, just tell the chiropractic office of your concerns and ask if the doctor can use a gentle, non-physical type of adjustment on your neck. There are many ways to help your neck pain with chiropractic, and you don't have to have your neck "cracked" to stop the pain.
Best of health,
Dr. Steven Moon