What is the popping noise when you get adjusted?
If you’ve ever been to the chiropractor, you may have noticed that when they adjust your joints, there’s a popping noise. You may have even wondered what that noise was. Well, wonder no more!
The popping noise when you get adjusted is actually the sound of your joints releasing gas. When your chiropractor moves your joints, the gas bubbles escape and make a popping noise. This is perfectly normal and is nothing to worry about.
So the next time you’re at the chiropractor and you hear that popping noise, you’ll know what it is. And you can rest assured that it’s nothing to be concerned about.
The science behind the popping noise
Have you ever had your joints adjusted and heard a popping noise? You’re not alone. This noise is caused by gas bubbles being released from the joints. But what exactly are these gas bubbles made of?
The gas bubbles are made up of nitrogen and carbon dioxide. These gases are found in the fluid that surrounds the joints. When the joints are moved, the fluid is forced out and the gas bubbles are released.
The popping noise is not harmful and is actually a sign that the adjustment is working. The noise is caused by the change in pressure in the joint. When the pressure is released, the gas bubbles are forced out and make a popping sound.
So next time you hear a popping noise during an adjustment, don’t be alarmed. It’s just the sound of your joints getting back to normal.
Why do some people not hear the popping noise?
If you’ve ever been to the chiropractor, you may have noticed a popping noise when the chiropractor adjusts your spine. But not everyone hears this noise. There are a few reasons why some people do not hear the popping noise when they get adjusted. One reason is that they may have a condition called congenital deafness, which means they were born without the ability to hear. Another reason is that they may have a condition called acquired deafness, which means they lost the ability to hear at some point after birth. Additionally, some people may simply have sensitive hearing and cannot hear the popping noise because it is too soft.
So why do some people hear the popping noise and others don’t? It all has to do with the structure of the ear. The ear is made up of three main parts: the outer ear, the middle ear, and the inner ear. The outer ear is the part that you can see and the part that you stick your finger in when you’re cleaning your ear. The middle ear is the part that contains the eardrum. The inner ear is the part that contains the cochlea, which is filled with fluid and lined with hair cells. These hair cells are what help us to hear.
When the chiropractor adjusts your spine, they are creating a small vacuum in the middle ear. This change in pressure causes the eardrum to move, which in turn causes the fluid in the inner ear to move. This movement of fluid stimulates the hair cells, which send a signal to the brain that is interpreted as sound. So, basically, the popping noise is just the sound of your eardrum moving!
If you’ve ever wondered why you can’t hear the popping noise when you get your spine adjusted, now you know!
How can you tell if the popping noise is working?
Have you ever wondered what that popping noise is during an adjustment? It’s called cavitation, and it’s the sound of gas bubbles bursting in the fluid between the joints. This noise is normal and is a sign that the adjustment is working.
During an adjustment, your chiropractor is using their hands or an instrument to apply a sudden force to a joint. This force creates a vacuum within the joint, which causes the fluid to become saturated with gas. When the pressure is released, the gas bubbles burst, which creates the popping noise.
Cavitation is normal and is a sign that the adjustment is working. The popping noise is simply the sound of the gas bubbles bursting and is nothing to be concerned about.