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4 Things You Need To Know About
Joint Creaks During Chiropractic Adjustments

Date Added: 9th January 2023

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4 Things You Need To Know About Joint Creaks During Chiropractic Adjustments


Do you feel that your joints crack during each adjustment performed by your chiropractor? Are you unsure why this happens?

Joint cracking can create a noise that can easily be heard by anyone, and it can be quite loud. It doesn't mean there is something wrong with the joint.

What does it mean? And what can you do to avoid bad knees, hips and neck pain every year?

We are here to help you answer these questions in this blog article.

It's a good thing!

A Joint crack during a chiropractic adjustment is a natural thing. Joints are made up of bones, ligaments, soft tissue structures, fluid and gases. When a joint does not function correctly, it can cause pain. A chiropractor can help relieve this pain.

It does not mean your bones cracking or grinding together.

The sound that can occur during a chiropractic adjustment is not made by bones cracking or grinding together, but rather by the movement of the joints and the release of pressure within the joint.

It's actually a natural occurrence that occurs within a specific type of joint—a Synovial joint.

A Synovial joint is a joint that can articulate and move when actioned upon by a muscle.

Synovial fluid contained within the joint helps to lubricate it. This fluid also contains various gases such as oxygen, nitrogen and carbon dioxide. When you have an adjustment, the spinal joints are separated very slightly, causing a drop in pressure in the synovial fluid between joints. A gas bubble forms and causes a “pop” or the cracking sound.

Not even adjustment creates the “crack” as Chiropractors have a range of skills and tools to assist them as they treat your body.

It is not because your joint is "old".

As we have mentioned earlier, this creaking sound has nothing to do with being old. Whether you are young or old, you may experience pop when you are having a chiropractic adjustment.

But as you get older, you are more likely to experience aches and pains, injuries, and illnesses.

While there are many factors that contribute to your quality of life, your spine and nervous system will always play an important role in how you feel. Chiropractic care can have tremendous benefits for people who are over the age of 45 but it can assist all ages.

Chiropractic care is a valuable resource in helping patients reduce pain and regain their health.

Consider visiting a Chiropractor to help prevent the inevitability of ageing and look after your musculoskeletal health.


Now you know the reasons why your joints make noise when your Chiropractor does an adjustment. If this is something that concerns you, then discuss it with your practitioner.

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