Does it hurt?
Our Doctor will perform any adjustments as gently as possible, in most cases the adjustment is not noticeable but in some cases there may be discomfort. We strive to ensure the utmost comfort of all of our patients.
Why does it sound like something is “cracking”?
The cracking sound, known as cavitation, is the release of gas in the joints of the spine, called synovial joints, which produce what is known medically as synovial fluid. This fluid lubricates the joint to allow for movement.
The synovial fluid is made up of common gasses in the body such as oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide. When the joint is opened up, such as cracking your knuckles, the gas is released and the familiar sound of cracking can be heard.
Once the joint has opened up, the synovial fluids re-lubricate the joint surfaces and normal motion is restored. This usually results in a euphoric feeling of relief for most people suffering severe pain.
What can I expect my first time?
Every patient’s situation is unique to that individual and such the first visit will be getting to know what concerns you may have and any discomforts that may have prompted you to see a Chiropractor, any history that may have attributed to your condition, and what your goals are. A physical examination will be performed and the possibility of a few x-rays. Once this is complete, together, we will develop and implement a plan of action.