The doctor uses his hands to apply a thrust to a specific vertebrae in a specific direction. This technique usually gives the "crack' or "pop" sound.
A small instrument is used for the adjustment. A low force gentle technique. No quick twisting movements are necessary.
Lumbar Flexion Distraction
A special chiropractic table is used. It is similar to traction but also incorporates flexion. Treatment of choice for herniated discs.
A special chiropractic table is used. The patient lays face down. When the doctor performs the adjustment parts of the table drop or release. A low force technique. Doesn't involve any quick twisting movements.