Popping Sound During Chiropractic Adjustment
If you have been adjusted before by a chiropractor, you may have noticed a popping sound, that may seem a little strange. Many people think all kinds of strange things about this popping sound, so let’s set the record straight. The popping sound is only the formation of gas in a joint, and it’s no more significant than any other gas release from the body. The popping sound does not mean that you are getting arthritis. A number of studies have looked at people who have routinely cracked their knuckles for years and years and compared them to people to don’t crack their knuckles to see if there’s any difference in x-ray images of their hands. These studies all came back with the same conclusion. Habitual knuckle cracking over the course of several decades is not associated with clinical or radiographic evidence of osteoarthritis.