Pain is often what brings a patient to a chiropractor, but will the treatment hurt, too? And what’s that popping noise? Questions about chiropractic care are common. Check with a chiropractor to see if treatment is right for you.
Dr. Jeff Yoder, Meridian Chiropractic Clinic: “I always get the question, “Is this going to hurt? What’s it feel like?” I tell them I shouldn’t do anything that makes you have pain, so tell me if you do because maybe we need to find some other way to do this or something like that. But that’s the one question I get, “Is this going to hurt?” And in my opinion, it shouldn’t hurt. You might get a little sore because I’m moving a stuck joint relationship that’s been stuck for a long time, but never pain. The popping sound, I know it’s what we’re famous for, but it has very little to do with what I’m after. There is a gas that can build up in the joints of your spine, and that popping sound is just that gas dispersing that’s built up in that joint and kind of suspends in the fluid of that joint. “
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No pain should occur
Soreness is normal
Popping sound is gas in joints
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