Chiropractors do not always crack the neck during a chiropractic adjustment, and the decision to perform a neck adjustment is based on carefully evaluating the individual’s condition and needs. Chiropractors use various techniques to adjust the spine and other joints in the body, and the choice of technique depends on the specific needs and preferences of the patient.
When a chiropractor does perform a neck adjustment, it is typically to alleviate pain and discomfort caused by a misalignment or dysfunction in the cervical spine (the portion of the spine that runs through the neck). Neck adjustments can help improve the range of motion, reduce muscle tension, and promote overall health and well-being.
Neck adjustments should only be performed by a licensed chiropractor who has undergone specialized training in this technique. Improper neck adjustments can potentially cause severe injury or complications. Not everyone is a candidate for neck adjustments, and a chiropractor will carefully evaluate your condition and medical history before recommending any treatment.