Chiropractic Adjustment –
What is that Popping Sound?
The sound of relief in a chiropractic adjustment. Pop Pop. Who knew the sounds of relief from back and neck pain could sound so good?
Those that are new to chiropractic treatment may find the sounds of an adjustment to be nerve wracking when actually the cause of the popping sounds is quite simple. Known as a cavitation event, the small popping and cracking you hear is the sound of bubbles in fluid surrounding the joint in the cavity popping. This is normal. In fact, some people’s joints crack when they simply move about.
However, when joints don’t move, or don’t move well, a chiropractic adjustment can can restore proper alignment and give the joint better motion. This popping noise should actually be music to your ears if you suffer from back, joint, or neck pain of stiffness. When you receive a chiropractic treatment from Dr. Steven Schram you can relax because the pain in your joints from a misalignment is about to be relieved.
In simple terms, the sound of cavitation means that the vertebrae are being gently and properly realigned. The sound of dissolved air bubbles in the fluid around the vertebrae releasing is what makes the pop. The end result is less pressure, less pain and more importantly, allowing the nerve energy to flow more freely. This allows the area, including the joint and the muscle and tissue surrounding it to heal.
Chiropractic Treats More Than Just Back Pain
Chiropractic treatments can help more than just back pain. Knees, elbows, wrists and even knuckles and fingers can exhibit discomfort when they are not properly aligned. These moveable joints connected with a slick material that helps the bones to move without friction. This is lubricated by the synovial fluid, which has dissolved air in it. A cavitation sound, which occurs when a bubble pops, occurs when moving the joint back into alignment. This is what creates the audible popping sound-which means that relief and increased mobility is on its way.
Not every chiropractic spinal adjustment or neck adjustment is noisy, as all patients (and joints) are not created equal. If your synovial fluid is silent that doesn’t mean the adjustment isn’t working. It simply means your fluid has fewer air bubbles. Even if you don’t POP, the realignment of the joint increases the flow of fluids and the revitalization of your back, joints and neck has begun.
Gentle and Targeted Pressure
Direct, targeted gentle pressure is the hallmark of a chiropractic treatment from Dr. Steven Schram. His spinal adjustments will correct and align your vertebrae and joints in a way that brings relief and freedom from stiffness, whether you POP or not! Restore harmony to your system and help you live life in this great city, pain free.
For over twenty five years, Dr. Steven Schram has helped his clients live pain free, fuller lives. He continues to research and study the latest techniques in chiropractic adjustments, care and acupuncture.
Call Dr. Schram today at (212) 696-4426, for a consultation and take the first step toward letting your body heal itself.