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What Exactly is That Popping Sound During Spinal Adjustment?

- Thursday, October 15, 2020
What Exactly is That Popping Sound During Spinal Adjustment? in Newark, NJ

The popping and cracking sound you hear during a spinal adjustment is normal, therapeutic, safe, and nothing to be scared of. Some people having doubts about chiropractic treatment because they associate this sound as a potentially risky and/or painful treatment. Nothing can be farther from the truth when accomplished by a trained and certified Doctor of Chiropractic. So let’s talk about it.

If you are wondering what makes the body sound during a spinal adjustment and manipulation, it is because of cavitation. Gases are released inside the joint space as the adjustment is being performed, this phenomenon is called cavitation. The synovial fluid which lubricates the joints is also responsible in producing these gases. It's the same sound produced when you crack your knuckles as they are also synovial joints. After a nice cracking, a feeling of relief follows.

In cases of subluxation wherein the muscles dislocated the bones into very peculiar positions, this condition affects the entire body negatively. Spinal adjustment can aid the muscles and bones go back to their original position and restore their proper functions. The process of spinal adjustment can produce odd sounds, but it can provide the relief the body needs as it restores bones and muscle alignment as well as their proper functions.

If you have other concerns or feel hesitant about chiropractic treatment, give us a call. Our chiropractors at Vida Chiropractic are happy to explain more about the treatment so you will feel more confident in trying the procedure. Don't let your anxiety get in the way in achieving full recovery.