One of the treatments chiropractors use frequently is known as chiropractic manipulative therapy (CMT), it has the potential to significantly alter the health outcomes of patients that receive its application. CMT involves anything that ranges from chiropractic adjustment to spinal manipulation and everything in between. Specifically, CMT refers to any sort of manipulation in vertebrae that are not situated in the proper position, or that are not functioning properly in an effort to protect the spinal cord and offer the body maximum structure. The process of realigning the spinal column is important in the practice of chiropractic care, and so many chiropractic professionals spend a significant amount of time throughout their education learning about the various different ways to adjust the spinal column. Spinal manipulation can sometimes result in an audible popping sound as gasses between the vertebrae are released throughout the process. This is no different than the cracking sound that is released during the process of cracking one’s knuckles. CMT is often applied to patients that are experiencing chronic pain in some part of their musculoskeletal system. Whether it is the spine itself that is causing pain, the upper portion of the spine in the neck, or another part of the musculoskeletal system that is being negatively impacted by misalignment and improper motion of the spine.
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