CALL US TODAY!!
Tracy - (209) 832-9221
Manteca - (209) 825-5610
Mountain House - (209) 836-3597
If you need a more accessible version of this website, click this button on the right. Switch to Accessible Site

WARNING

You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.

Close [x]
m

Special Offer

New Patients Receive Free Consultation and 15 Minute Hydro Massage

RSS Feed

Posted on 04-18-2017

What is the Cracking or Popping Noise During an Adjustment?‚Äč

A spinal adjustment is one of the most common and advanced chiropractic techniques utilized by our chiropractors in Tracy, Mountain House and Manteca. It's a gentle and non-invasive way to realign the spine and maximize the efficiency and function of the nervous system--which is directly affected by the health and alignment of your spine.

Spinal adjustments are effective and safe, but there are some misconceptions about this natural approach to pain relief. For example, many of our patients ask us about the popping or cracking sounds sometimes observed. We'd like to take a moment to clear up any confusion about this phenomenon. 

cracking or popping noise during an adjustment from your chiropractor in tracy

What Is That Cracking or Popping Sound Often Heard During An Adjustment? 

Known clinically as cavitation, that cracking or popping sound sometimes heard during a spinal adjustment is a normal response of a joint moving through a certain range of motion. Changing pressure within the joint cavity releases gas and tension, which may result in an audible sound. For most people, this actually feels quite good. 

Does There Have To Be An Audible Noise Made For An Adjustment To Work? 

Joint cavitation is not dangerous or bad for your joints. Equally, there does not have to be any audible noise in order for an adjustment to work. Indeed, different types of chiropractic techniques use varying amounts of force and speed, some of which will simply not produce any sound at all. This is completely okay. The "goal" of an adjustment isn't to produce an audible noise, but rather to address any restricted areas of movement or misalignment within the spine and correct these through the use of targeted and directed force from the chiropractor.

Call Valley Chiropractic in Tracy Today To Schedule An Initial Consultation!

Our team of chiropractors in Tracy, Mountain House and Manteca are standing by and ready to help you experience the difference that natural and drug-free chiropractic care can make for you! To make your appointment, call (209) 832-9221 today

There are no comments for this post. Please use the form below to post a comment.

To leave a comment, please login as a member

Featured Links

Services
We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Learn more about all the services we provide.
Make An Appointment
We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule. Schedule an appointment today!
Online Forms
Our patient forms are available online so they can be completed in the convenience of your own home or office.