You may have heard people referring to “chiropractic adjustments” as “cracking” your back or neck. This is because of the sound an adjustment sometimes makes during treatment. Some people are scared away from experiencing the MANY beneficial outcomes chiropractic care offers because of this. But there are many different chiropractic techniques and systems that don’t even use the type of adjustments that make this “cracking” sound and also don’t require twisting of the neck or back.
In her office, Dr. Maria Petrucci uses these gentle, inaudible adjusting techniques primarily, as an alternative to the more audible variety. There are times when the more audible techniques are the only ones that will work with a particular person and sometimes people prefer this type. But for those who’ve never experienced chiropractic care and are afraid to, please know that there are alternatives. Chiropractic adjustments can be seen as an art form with many differing possibilities. One size does not fit all!