What Causes the Popping Sound During a Chiropractic Adjustment?

When you visit a chiropractor in San Jose for the first time, one thing that might catch you off-guard is the popping sound your back makes during a spinal adjustment. The popping is completely natural and a sign that your chiropractic treatment is working. This video explains more.

The sound you hear during your adjustment is the release of gas from the area between your joints. Often, there is a buildup of gas around areas in which you are experiencing joint pain or other musculoskeletal issues, and the release of the gas can help with pain relief. There is nothing harmful about the popping sound, and it doesn’t indicate any kind of damage to your bones. If you’re worried about the popping, ask your chiropractor to give you a heads-up when it is about to happen so you can get used to the sound.