When you think of going to a chiropractor, do you think it's just about getting your back cracked? A visit to a chiropractor can be so much more than that.
Chiropractics is an alternative medicine, like Homeopathy, that treats disorders of the body by manipulation of the spine.
It's based on the belief that the nervous system is the mission control to your body. Because the spine houses the spinal cord, chiropractors believe that a misaligned vertebrae, whether it be from injury or how you were born, your range of motion becomes limited.
Also, the nerves that extend out of the spinal cord can be affected, causing pain in other areas of your body. They believe that your misaligned spine is the cause of most medical problems.
When you get your back "cracked," it's called an adjustment. And most people feel a release of tension and pain after they get adjusted.
Chiropractors also help to prevent pain, so they require that you see them regularly, not just when your neck hurts.
Of course, some believe that there is little evidence that spinal manipulation is effective in treating medical conditions.
But like most alternative medicines, chiropractics treats the whole person, which is a lot more than I can say for regular doctors, and could be the reason why it works for so many people.
See for yourself. Find a doctor in your area and talk with them. Most will do a free consultation visit so you can get a good sense if you think it's for you.