Your back is made up of many bones which are referred to as the vertebrae.  They are all connected by a tissue which is called the cartilage.  When aligned properly everything is working as it should.  The spine supports your body weight, and protects your spinal cord.  The spinal cord is the “highway” of the nervous system.  In order for your body to function properly you need to have the spinal cord aligned.  If improperly aligned it causes stress, therefore causing pain, and discomfort.  Most of the body’s diseases are caused due to stress from your body’s incapability to deal with the environment.


Chiropractors are trained to find the problem in your back and assess the situation so that they may get your back properly aligned again.  This is usually referred to as “joint manipulation” or less formally an “adjustment.”


Joint manipulation is when the chiropractor applies a very quick, safe and precise amount of pressure directly on the problem area of the spine.  The popping noise you commonly hear is from the separation of the joints which allows the gas air bubble to escape.  This relieves the pressure on the joints and nerves which allows the spine to return to its proper alignment.  Adjustments are not painful and most often provides immediate relief.  There may be little or no discomfort during the process.  If there is slight discomfort it lasts only a few seconds.