Spinal manipulation is much more than just a "back crack". For over 100 years, chiropractors have been performing spinal adjustments or manipulations. This makes it easy for most people to think ONLY of "spinal manipulation" when they hear the word chiropractor—they think that's all we do.
In reality chiropractic professionals have evolved into much, much more than being "back crackers". For example, our chiropractors screen and correct movement dysfunction, apply Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM), cupping, and manual mobility therapies to name a few. A thorough chiropractor uses spinal manipulation as part of a larger treatment plan.
Spinal manipulation is not just for chiropractors to use. In fact it is now being used by a number of different health care practitioners including physical therapists, medical doctors, and osteopaths.