Ask The Doctor: Dr. Casey Schneible
What is that popping noise?
The popping noise you hear when receiving a chiropractic adjustment, isn’t actually your bones popping at all. It’s actually gas and pressure being released from the “joint capsule”. Every joint in the body is surrounded by a capsule, and inside that capsule there is fluid. That fluid acts as a lubricant, similar to how oil works in a car. Gas and negative pressure build up in this fluid and when an adjustment is performed, that gas is released in the form of a painless “pop”.
Are adjustments safe?
Chiropractic adjustments are very safe. Adjustments are a conservative healthcare technique in which the doctor’s hands are used to restore motion to spinal joints. There are no drugs or surgery required, and nothing is being swallowed. The adjustment allows the body to heal on its own, more naturally and safely. There are numerous research studies that demonstrate the safety and effectiveness of a chiropractic adjustment.
Can chiropractic adjustments cure diseases?
If there is a condition directly connected to a nerve, then receiving an adjustment can help relieve that said condition. Otherwise, an adjustment doesn’t “cure” diseases. It promotes many of the body’s natural functions so that the body can heal itself, and ultimately cure itself of diseases.
What is an adjustment?
A chiropractic adjustment is the use of a gentle, specific force delivered by the doctor’s hands in a precise direction that helps normalize spinal function. The adjustment is applied to a joint that is fixated, “locked up”, or not moving properly. Adjustments help return the bones to a more normal position or motion. This relieves irritations to the nervous system and allows the body to heal itself.