Spinal manipulation is a skilled manual therapy technique used to decrease pain and improve motion, circulation and nerve conduction to and from the spine. All techniques are performed within the body’s normal ranges of motion in safe positions. A quick, small range, controlled thrust is delivered to the joints that are painful or not moving properly. These techniques result in popping sounds as a result of small air bubbles forming inside the joints. These little air bubbles change the pressure within the joint, allowing for improved motion, and reduction in pain.