At some point in time in your life, you have stood up and stretched and heard a series of cracks and pops from your back and neck. What is with that popping? Is it something that should worry you? If you are having pain in your back, you might even visit a chiropractor. While you are at the chiropractor, there is a good chance that he/she will “crack” your back. It is important to know that there is nothing actually cracking or breaking when this procedure is completed.

Chiropractors are trained professionals and when you go to an appointment the doctor will look closely at your spine. He/she will do a full assessment and then determine what might be causing you to experience this type of pain. Once this is completed, the chiropractor will adjust your back.

This involves realigning your spine and other joints so that they are no longer putting pressure on your nerves, which is the likely cause of your pain. The popping or cracking that you hear is the adjustment and there is nothing wrong with this. In fact, having a chiropractor crack your back is quite safe and can be beneficial.