Many of you may have wondered why our bodies make that pop or crack sound when we are adjusted by our Chiropractor or Osteopath. Sounds almost like a crunch doesn’t it? But fear not, it is not our bones rubbing against one another or our bones breaking that creates that cracking sound, but simply a gas bubble releasing within our joints, sort of like bubble wrap!
Our body is made up of joints, which allows us to move in all sorts of directions, such as when we bend over to tie our shoe laces, or turn our head to check over our shoulder when driving. Those joints are filled with a very viscous fluid which helps lubricate the area so we can move freely and smoothly. Think of it like a freshly lubricated bike chain that glides smoothly as you peddle.