Naples and Fort Myers Florida
This technique consists of a sudden, short, controlled thrust against a joint.
Manipulation is movement of short amplitude and high velocity that moves the joint beyond the range of the muscles, but short of ligament rupture. The chiropractor will move the affected joint to the limit of its range of movement and then make a rapid thrust beyond this point to stretch the joint capsule and surrounding tissues. Cracking or popping sounds may be heard during the thrust... This is caused by gases in the spinal fluid (the lubricating fluid inside each joint capsule) and is harmless.
Proper ergonomics, stretching and activities of daily living help to maintain your adjustments.