What Causes the Noise of an Adjustment?

The sound is not coming from the bones themselves.  It is coming from a lubricant called synovial fluid that is found in every joint.  That fluid contains dissolved gasses.  During the adjustment the joints are sightly separated to move into proper position.  This releases the built-up pressure on the fluid and gasses and creates a “pop” sound.  Not all patients “pop” and not all adjusting techniques produce the noise, which means an adjustment can be proper and effective, even if you don’t hear any noise.

Contact Dr. John Chait at Chait Chiropractic Center to make your appointment today: 941-371-1070.

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