No one wants to be “cracked”, that’s a horrible word. A more scientific term is “articular cavitation where the pressure inside the joint is released to the outside of said joint and this pressure gradient change makes a sound”. Even if someone still does not wish to be cared for in this way there are many different options a patient with neck or back pain may be treated.
Back in the old days, before chiropractic was scientifically proven this form of manipulation was the only way people were treated. Today, with the influx of improved education, expanded therapeutic techniques and medical/chiropractic co-treatment of patients there is now a multitude of methods to help our patients.
One of the most gentle, yet very effective ways to get a similar result for patients without making that “sound in the spine” is the use of Activator Adjusting. This process utilizes an activator instrument to gently percuss the areas a traditional adjustment would take place. This is an approach developed a couple decades ago which is now a normal standard method of treatment.
Also used in practice are typical treatment therapies such as electric muscle stimulation, ultra-sound therapy, cold laser therapy and non-surgical spinal decompression. None of these therapies create that “cracking sound” and are very helpful to relive patients of neck and back pain.
If you suffer with either neck or back pain, but are afraid of the “crack”, we do utilize a host of alternative treatments that have a great track record to getting people well quickly without the use of drugs or surgery. Call the office for a free no-obligation consultation at 201-825-6601. The office is open days, nights and Saturday mornings.