Yes, chiropractic care is safe. It is non-invasive, non-surgical, and drug-free. Chiropractic care takes nothing out of the body and puts nothing into it. Because it is one of the safest of all healthcare professions, chiropractors enjoy one of the lowest malpractice insurance rates.
There is more than just one kind of adjustment technique. Many people only know about manual adjustments, where the doctor “cracks” (adjusts) your joints. However, there are more non-invasive techniques, such as the activator method and Thompson technique, which are both low impact compared to manual adjustments.
Choice of treatment is always yours. You can choose to not have certain parts of your body adjusted, such as your neck, or use other adjustment methods on certain parts or your whole body. Your Doctor of Chiropractic will keep lines of communication open to allow you choice, so definitely communicate what you want out of your chiropractic care. You can read more about chiropractic adjustment methods here.