Are you cracking my bones?
Nope. Cracking bones would medically be considered a fracture, and we obviously do not do that!
Cracking Bones = Fracture
The cracking or popping noise that you often hear during an adjustment is simply a result of a pressure change from the inside of that specific synovial joint. The chiropractic adjustment simply takes the joint in question to it’s physiological limit, which builds up the pressure within it. Once there we utilize a quick and non-painful thrust that quickly pushes past it, creating that pressure change or cracking/popping sound. The pressure change in the joint is similar to the pressure change when you open a pop can. The infamous sound of a pop can being opened is simply the pressure from inside the can abruptly changing.