I hear that chiropractors “crack” your back. Is this common?

in Frequently Asked Questions

Chiropractic adjustments most commonly elicit an audible “pop” or “crack” sound.
Chiropractors refer to this as an “audible release” or “cavitation sound”. Treatment success is not contingent upon this noise. Research has proved that small pockets of air or bubbles are found in the tissue fluid surrounding a joint capsule. When the joint tissues are stretched during a chiropractic adjustment, the pockets of air ‘pop’ creating a cracking sound.

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