Manual treatments involve the use of your chiropractor’s hands or small instruments to improve your body’s physical function
What does an adjustment feel like?
What is the cracking sound and do I have to get cracked?
Some chiropractic adjustments cause a cracking sound. This happens because, when a joint is adjusted, there is a release of gas pressure which can cause a cavitation or “pop”. The purpose of an adjustment is to normalize the movement and alignment of the joint and stimulate the nervous system.
If we determine chiropractic adjustments would benefit you, we will recommend it as part of your treatment plan. If you prefer, we can use other effective techniques (like mobilizations, instrument adjusting and/or stretching) that don’t involve cracking or popping.