One of the most commonly asked questions at Advantage Chiropractic is “What’s with the POP?!”
For hesitant and first time patients, this sound may lead to fear and anxiety. We’re here to explain just what’s going on when you hear that noise during an adjustment. First, it is important to understand what exactly your Chiropractor is adjusting when you come in. A subluxation occurs when a bone moves out of proper position, creating pressure and irritation on the nerves. This can lead to decreased range of motion, pain, inflammation, or even loss of function. A Chiropractor locates these subluxations and corrects them through a variety of techniques. Here at Advantage Chiropractic, we often utilize a quick, painless thrust to correct the problem. The noise you hear is not actually the bones cracking, but rather the opening of the joint. During an adjustment, a gas is released when this gapping of the joint occurs, and this release is actually what you can hear. This is known as a cavitation. Once the joint is re-opened by an adjustment, normal motion is restored. If you’ve ever had a chiropractic adjustment, you know just how relieving that release can be. Give us a call today to find out more on how Chiropractic care can help you!
Dr. Jon Grissman