IS IT BAD IF MY BODY POPS AND CRACKS DURING THE ADJUSTMENT?
The “popping” sound that happens during an adjustment is from a natural process called cavitation. Here is a science lesson: with an increase in volume comes a decrease in pressure. During an adjustment, the connective tissue capsule around a joint is stretched, increasing its volume. So as the pressure of the synovial fluid drops, gases dissolved in the fluid become less soluble, forming bubbles through a process called cavitation. When the joint is stretched far enough, the pressure in the capsule drops so low that these bubbles burst, producing the “popping” sound.
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