Frequently Asked Questions

What is the popping noise when you get adjusted?

The popping noise you hear when you get adjusted is gas leaving the joint when it moves.

Is chiropractic cracking safe?

Chiropractic care is among the safest forms of health care.

What toxins are released after chiropractic adjustment?

After your first chiropractic adjustment, you may experience soreness. This is normal and part of the healing process.



What Is The Cracking Sound When Getting Adjustment?

Today's video is about the cracking or the popping sound I hear when I adjust.

We get that question all the time in our office from patients.

Some people are typically concerned or even a little afraid of that noise, so we want to make this video to explain it and eliminate any unnecessary fears.

When chiropractors check the spine, we look for segments that aren't moving properly, and when we place our hands on the spine, we look for segments that aren't moving properly.

We make a chiropractic adjustment.

We use a high-velocity thrust to get motion into those joints to open them up fast.

Doing that creates a vacuum in those joints, a quick stretch of the joints, and stretching allows the gas inside the joint to rush out.

The cracking or popping noise you hear is just CO2 or nitrogen gas coming out of the joints when chiropractors make a quick thrust to open the joint up.

So as you can see, it's just gas coming out, there's no grinding, there's no breaking, there's nothing like that causing that noise, it's just the gas coming out, those gases are made from the cartilage, it's just a waste gas, just like we breathe out CO2 as waste gas, that's part of the gases that are in the joint, when a chiropractor makes that adjustment, it's just opening up that joint and those gases rush out and make that noise.

That makes more sense to you, and when you go to the chiropractor, what you hear when you get adjusted is that I'm Dr. Aaron Seaton with The Chiropractic Place.


Call our office today to schedule an appointment to kickstart your healthy life: 530-221-8443



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