Adjusting is an extremely effective and safe way to treat back pain. Our patients who receive adjusting may hear a small popping or cracking sound in their back — this is completely normal. As they are stretched, your spinal joints make this sound. Surrounding these joint capsules in your back is tissue fluid. In this fluid are bubbles are other air pockets. The popping sound is the result of the rapid shift of air when the joint opens and the joint tissue stretching when adjusted.
Our patients find that adjusting gives them increased lower back flexibility and mobility. Though our patients sometimes experience soreness or tightness after receiving a chiropractic adjustment, their range of motion in the spine is greatly extended. Patients often return for other services afterward, such as medical messages that train the muscles of the spine.
Along with chiropractic adjustments, our doctors can provide guidance on healthy procedures which include strengthening exercises, as well as proper heavy lifting protocol and instruction to continue and maintain a routine of spinal motion.