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What causes the “popping” sound?

What causes the popping sound?

Most adjusting techniques never involve any popping or cracking. However, lubricating fluids separate the bones of each spinal joint. Some adjusting methods can produce a sound when the gas and fluids in the joint shift. It’s like removing a suction cup – it is NOT the bones cracking! This sound has nothing to do with the quality or value of the adjustment.



Can I “adjust” myself?

A common question we get from people is whether or not they can “adjust” themselves.

The answer is simple – No. Some people can make their joints ‘pop’, but that’s not an adjustment! In fact, damage can occur by INDISCRIMINATELY mobilizing a joint, causing ligaments to weaken. The body will build up bone in these weakened ligaments over time to stabilize itself, causing osteoarthritis.

Chiropractic adjustments are specific and take years to master. Only a Doctor of Chiropractic is qualified to give an adjustment. Only the spinal joints that the doctor locates receive adjustments, allowing weakened muscles and ligaments to stabilize and health to be restored.



What makes Chiropractic Different?

What makes Chiropractic different?

Every science of healing has what is known as an “avenue of approach.” For example, in the field of medicine, a hypodermic needle injects drugs through the skin or a pill is ingested into the stomach. There need not be anything wrong with the skin or stomach. They are the “avenues” through which the drugs gain access to the body.

Another “avenue of approach,” isthe SPINE because it houses and protects the spinal cord — the “switchboard” of the nervous system — through which nerves pass from the brain to different parts of the body. The nerves leave the spinal cord through openings between movable spinal bones called vertebrae. Research shows that when these vertebrae degenerate or move out of proper alignment there can be interference with the normal activity of the nerves. This interference can disturb function throughout the body and can cause pain and disease.

Most conditions of ill health are the result of some underlying cause within the body. Research has developed specific techniques and technology for locating and correcting spinal misalignments that often cause pain and disturb nerve function in the organs, tissues, and cells of the body.




What can cause Osteoarthritis?

What can cause Osteoarthritis?

When a joint has abnormal or excessive stress the cartilage wears down, but as the joint surfaces become less protected by cartilage, the bone beneath may be exposed and damaged. Over time re-growth occurs which leads to increase in cellular growth called hypertrophy. Osteoarthrisis is this excessive stress to a joint that results in a build up of bone. This is the most common type of arthritis.



What causes back pain?

What causes back pain?

Your back is a complex structure of vertebrae separated by discs, that is held together by ligaments and muscles. It must be flexible enough have a wide range of movements and strong enough to protect the spinal cord and nerve fibers which exit between the vertebrae. The spine functions as a whole, so if you have mechanical disturbances in one part of the spine, it can influence conditions in another area of the spine. Back pain can be caused by any combination of sprained ligaments, strained muscles, ruptured disks, and irritated joints, any or all of which can lead to pain.

Your spine could be normal and then become injured in a fall, accident, or injury. However, it is just as common that weaknesses from lesser, earlier injuries compound over the years. Basically this means that eventually the simplest of movements-for example, bending over to tie your shoes – can have painful results. Arthritis, poor posture, lack of exercise, weight gain, and psychological stress can also cause or complicate back pain. Most back pain is mechanical in nature. Less frequently back pain can also directly result from medical pathology such as kidney stones, infections, blood clots, bone loss (osteoporosis), and others.


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