One other thing: most chiropractors hate the term "crack your/my back," because it is a spinal adjustment.
Yours in health,
When a chiropractor adjusts, you he/she is correcting a misalignment in the spine that is causing dysfunction and damage to the nerve system, which controls the entire body. The doctor will use his or her hands to gently adjust the misaligned bones back into proper alignment, thus taking pressure off of the nerve system, and restoring the body to health, naturally. Don't get me wrong, this may take more than one adjustment to get things perfect, BUT it is well well worth the process.
Good luck and enjoy the chiropractic lifestyle!
Many things take place. First and foremost to induce motion into a joint that’s not moving properly. Therefore, we have better range of motion, increases immune system, enhances organ function, stimulates brain activity and last but not least inhibits pain by shutting the gate theory of pain. This pain-spasm-pain cycle is stopped or inhibited from the adjustment. Reducing pain and increasing range of motion is a given but when a 3/4 week old baby comes into the office with colic and we adjust that infant using 4oz. of pressure it amazes not only the parents but anyone that witnesses such a miracle from a simple yet complex adjustment. Keep getting adjusted with regularity.