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Why do Adjusted Joints "Pop"?

Find out what’s behind that popping sound you hear during chiropractic adjustments.

While spinal manipulation can be a great way to improve your health it can be a bit startling to hear that popping sound when getting adjusted. From the office of your Attleboro, MA chiropractor, Dr. Jason Miller, find out what is behind the sometimes unnerving sound Spinal Manipulationand why it’s actually nothing to worry about!

First and foremost, it’s important to understand a little bit about chiropractor adjustments and what exactly we are working to adjust. Simply put, joints often get stuck or misaligned. This can cause stiffness, pain, inflammation and lack of movement for the sufferer. But the goal of our Attleboro chiropractic specialist is to correct these joints so that they work properly.

So, when you come in for care and we find one of these misaligned or stuck joints, we will use chiropractic adjustments to correct it. Through a painless, controlled thrusting motion near the spine, we are able to move the joint or joints into the proper position, and “Pop!”--the issue is corrected.

The “pop” is usually what makes patients feel a bit nervous, but we can assure you that this isn’t the sound of bones cracking. In fact, our focus isn’t on bones at all. Whenever we perform an adjustment it’s the sound of the joint opening up and releasing. The popping sound is better known as a cavitation, or a release of gases, which is responsible for the sound you hear during your adjustment. And as anyone who has had spinal adjustments knows, after that pop comes some much-needed relief.

Whether you are dealing with back pain or bad posture, call our Attleboro, MA chiropractic office today to schedule your next appointment. It’s amazing just how much relief the body can experience in just one session at Miller Chiropractic Health Center.

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