What is Bone Cracking Therapy Called?

Bone cracking therapy is a form of physical therapy that is used to reduce pain and improve joint mobility. It is a process that involves manipulating joints to produce a sound and a related clicking sensation. This type of therapy is often performed by physical therapists, chiropractors, osteopaths, massage therapists, and Turkish bath practitioners. Cervical spine manipulation, also known as neck cracking, is a common method used by chiropractors.

Chiropractors believe that this type of therapy is not high-risk and that the rate of injuries caused by it is very low. However, it is important to note that it should not be done by someone who is not trained in the practice. When a patient undergoes a chiropractic adjustment performed by a physician, very particular movements and pressures are applied to the joint to maneuver it to the ideal position for proper alignment. This process is known as bone cracking.

Breaking the neck and back can have wonderful results that will change the lives of many patients, as it helps relieve pain and tension in many people. If (for example) a tendon near the joint is slightly out of place, it may make a crackling (or clicking) sound when it returns to its place. Voluntary joint cracking by an individual may be considered part of the spectrum of obsessive-compulsive disorders. If you already have arthritis or another condition, such as tendonitis, this could be the reason for the pain you feel when you crack.

When this is done too much, it can lead to instability in the neck and, in turn, to osteoarthritis, a condition in which the tissue at the ends of the bones weakens. Manipulating the neck, which can often cause cracks, by massaging and stretching the soft tissues, has been shown to correct the position of the spine and alleviate pain. Any joint can be “cracked” and it's common for people to also break their knuckles, lower back, hips, ankles, and toes. The most common thing chiropractors are known for is for “breaking their backs” but there's much more to them than that.

It's important to know that the word crack is used to describe the noise that a sensation makes; in reality, it doesn't refer to anything that breaks or breaks.

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